Falcons WR Jones May Miss Rest of Season


The Atlanta Falcons might be without star wide receiver Julio Jones for the remainder of the season after he injured his foot Monday night against the New York Jets.

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Jones, who with fellow wideout Roddy White combined for about 2,500 receiving yards last season, is a key cog in the Falcons offense, giving Matt Ryan a big target at 6′ 3″, 200 lbs. with speed and good hands. This season, with White playing through an ankle injury, Jones has been the Falcons top receiver, hauling in 41 catches for 580 yards and two touchdowns.

Jones played the full game Monday night, but was taken for X-rays afterwards. The X-rays showed no major damage, but a CT scan performed Tuesday may have uncovered a more severe injury.

According to ESPN, a source stated that Jones will see foot specialist, Dr. Robert Anderson, on Wednesday for a second opinion.

The Falcons will enter their bye week and have two weeks, if it turns out Jones will miss significant time, to decide how to move forward without their talented wideout.