Recruiting: Jones Recovering From Hip Injury

Standout defensive end Richetti Jones of Dallas (Lincoln), Texas, one of the top rated defensive prospects in the nation, is looking forward to getting back to school and cheering on his Lincoln Tiger teammates in the playoffs.

"I finally get to go back to school on Wednesday," said Jones, who has been out since he suffered a freak hip injury in practice several weeks ago. "I'm on crutches right now and I go back to the doctor tomorrow. That's when I will find out when I start rehab. My doctor is Allen Jones and he did a good job."

Jones dislocated his hip when he went up to deflect a pass in practice and x-rays discovered a small fracture in the hip. The prognosis is for a full recovery in 6 to 8 weeks. The injury occured on the same day Jones was named to the U.S. Army All-American Game.

"I'm going to be at the playoff game on Friday, and I hope they (Lincoln) can do good without me," said Jones. "They open up with Cedarville and they should win that one."

Jones said he is firmly commited to Oklahoma State. When asked about Internet reports that he might be looking around, he responded with, "No, I'm good with Oklahoma State."

In the meantime he said he just wants to get started on the road to recovery.

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