Chandler Jones confirms he won't need surgery on his ankles

NEW ORLEANS -- New England defensive end Chandler Jones is enjoying his first Super Bowl experience, but it's a little bittersweet because he has to watch his brother, Arthur Jones, try to win a title with the Ravens, who toppled New England in the AFC Championship Game.

But there's some good news for him as well: Jones won't need surgery to repair either of his injured ankles, the defensive end confirmed to CBSSports.com.

(The Boston Herald had reported that Jones wouldn't need surgery.)

Jones piled up six sacks in his first eight games with the Patriots in 2012 but didn't do much down the stretch after injuring his right ankle against the Colts and missing a pair of games after that.

He suffered a left ankle injury during the playoffs against the Texans and was forced to miss New England's matchup against the Ravens.

The rookie out of Syracuse didn't want to pin his lack of success on his injuries, but it's clear that having both ankles banged up wasn't exactly beneficial for Jones and not having his pass-rush presence on the field against Baltimore.

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