Serious foot injury claims Julio Jones.
The Atlanta Falcons will need to fine a replacement for Julio Jones for the rest of the NFL season after scans showed he will need surgery on a foot injury.
A CT scan showed a fractured in the same location in his foot as a injury that occurred after he worked out at the 2011 draft combine.
Jones suffered the setback in the Falcons 30-28 loss on Monday night to the New York Jets, but he did not leave the field with the seriousness of the injury only apparent now.
“Unfortunately, Julio’s appointment with the doctor today confirmed our initial findings,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said.
“He is scheduled to have a season-ending procedure on Monday.”
Jones had two touchdown on 41 catches and 580 yards to lead the Falcons this season, however, those number did not generate the wins the franchise was hoping for.
In contrasts to their fast start to last year, the Falcons find themselves at 1-4 and in desperate need to beat Tampa Bay in week seven, with the team having the bye in week six, in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan said it will be tough to replace Jones for the exceptional physical gifts he brings to the side’s offence.
“It’s tough to replicate what he can do,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “Certainly one of the most gifted receivers in the NFL. That makes it difficult to replace that. But we have other guys that need to step up and, I think, will step up for us.”