KC's Jones recovering

Kansas City offensive tackle Willie Jones is on the road to recovery, the team's physician said Tuesdy.<P> Jones suffered a fluke neck injury on a play in the closing minute of the first half of the Packers-Chiefs Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio Monday night.<P>

Jones was taken from the field on a gurney after suffering a neck sprain, according to a team news release. Jones appeared non-responsive as he was immobilized and carried from the field. He was transported to Aultman Hospital in Canton.

The incident visibly moved players and coaches from both teams.

"One minute you're trying to tackle a guy, the next minute you're praying for him," Green Bay safety Marques Anderson said after the game.

Better news came Tuesday when hospital personnel informed the Chiefs that Jones had regained feeling in his extremities, the team announced.

Jones, in his fourth season with the Chiefs, is expected to remain hospitalized through Wednesday.

"I'm pleased to report that Willie has feeling in all of his limbs and seems to be on the cautious road to recovery," said Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson who, along with team physician, Dr. Jon Browne, remained in Canton after last night's game with the Packers to determine the injured player's condition, according to a Chiefs' news release.

" We appreciate all the thoughts and kind messages we received and I'm sure Willie does too," Peterson said.

Jones' season was ended by a neck injury last season. There has been no word on whether the two injuries are related.

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