The two Arsenal player were present at vale do Lobo Portugal to send away the fears that were compromising their fitness for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is just a few days away. The duo players completed the season with groin and foot injuries that were giving a lot of unnecessary worries as far as England squad for the summer tournament is concerned.
Jones who plays for Manchester United was given a non-contact restriction during the training session. The red devils’ defender is nursing a serious shoulder injury he got during a clash with Hull City, a match that ended 3-1 in favour of Manchester United.
Jones is the player in the 23 man England squad that has attracted more attention as far as his injury is concerned. The player who is aged 22 only participated in the warm up session and thereafter under the guide of Steve Kemp, the team physic, worked on his fitness.
John Stones who plays for Everton later joined Jones in the fitness session. On Tuesday when he was in the training session, he had his knee tweaked though the injury is considered not being that serious. Stones is one of the seven players who were put as reservist players by the England manager, Roy Hodgson.
The other players who did not accompany the squad to the training camp in Portugal include Jermain Defoe, Andy Carroll, John Ruddy, Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick. By 2nd June when Jones won’t be fit for the 2014 FIFA World Cup then Stones will be the player to replace him.
The training camp will be closed on Friday and the team jets back to England before they face Peru in a friendly match scheduled on 30th May.