Julio Jones will have surgery next week after Dr Robert Anderson confirmed his fractured foot . Out of year
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 9, 2013
Julio Jones spent this afternoon in NC with Dr. Robert Anderson, who did 1st foot surgery. Now, he’ll do his next surgery in a similar spot
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2013
Jason Cole reports that Falcons WR Julio Jones actually “broke the screw that was put in his foot in his 2011 surgery.”
Given that relates back to Jones’ foot injury he suffered coming out of college, there has to be some concerns about this injury moving forward. Jones will get a second opinion on Wednesday, but all signs point to him being done for the season and a likely injured reserve candidate.
According to Rapoport, Jones doesn’t seem to think his foot injury is season-ending, but that will ultimately be determined by the doctor.
HC Mike Smith told reporters that initial tests following Monday’s game were “not encouraging.”
Breaking: Falcons fear Julio Jones likely OUT for the rest of the year w a foot injury. He’s getting a second opinion tomorrow to determine
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 8, 2013
Glazer adds that the “initial determination” by the Falcons is that Jones’ season is over. Jones will get a second opinion on his injury, but there appears to be little optimism at this point in time.
- D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that Jones is out for season with a foot injury. Ledbetter adds that HC Mike Smith will address the media at 2:30 pm.
- Ian Rapoport reports that the fear is that Jones has a fractured foot like he had at the Combine. Rapoport adds that he’s been playing with the injury.
- Chris Mortensen reports that this is injury is to the same foot Jones injured after his final year at Alabama.
- Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network reported that Jones was seen limping out of the X-ray room following Monday’s loss to the Jets.
Jones is second in the league receiving yards behind only Saints TE Jimmy Graham. He’ll most likely finish the year with 41 receptions for 580 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Atlanta has gotten off to a rough start to the season, as they are currently 1-4. Roddy White and Steven Jackson have been dealing with injuries of their own. The Falcons have their bye this week, but it’s just hard to imagine things turning around for them with Jones likely out for the year and a number of key injuries to their defense. Harry Douglas will almost certainly see an increased role in the Falcons offense this season.