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Jermaine Jones returns to Revolution training

He's baaack.

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Positive news came out of training yesterday as New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones returned to the field for the first time since his surgery.

Jones missed the first five games of the 2015 season to recovery from sports hernia surgery. Once healthy, the US international featured in nine games, playing a total of 683 minutes as a defender and midfielder. On May 31, Jones exited early from a game against the LA Galaxy with an ailment that he called "really bad."

Soon after the incident, Jones underwent surgery to repair a bilateral sports hernia. On Jun. 12, the Revolution announced that Jones would miss 6-8 weeks.

Jones, who will be available to the media for the first time since his surgery on Thursday, expressed nothing but elation in regards to returning to the practice pitch.

Long ride but finally I'm back !!! let's start that shit!! #MLSCUP

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