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Wednesday Quickies: Jordan Jones Returns Edition

Kentucky’s star linebacker returns.

Jeremy Chisenhall

Good morning, Jordan Jones is back.

The fiery Kentucky linebacker returned to practice Tuesday after missing a lot of time in 2017 with a collarbone injury. Jones made an immediate impact in practice Tuesday, which seemed to be just what Kentucky was needing.

Jones will hope to get back to the form he was in when he was healthy. He finished third in the SEC in tackles in 2016, helping him become a Second Team All-SEC selection.

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Jordan Jones returns and more from open practice - LCJ
Mark Stoops opened part of practice Tuesday to reporters. Senior linebacker Jordan Jones, who has been slowed by a couple of minor injuries while recovering from spring shoulder surgery, was a full participant in the open portions of practice.

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