Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a one handed catch behind New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets defeated the Falcons 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones may miss rest of year


Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a one handed catch behind New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets defeated the Falcons 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: 3:00 PM EST

It turns out the injury may have been lingering for some time now:

     

 

 

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As if Monday night’s loss to the New York Jets wasn’t devastating enough to the Atlanta Falcons’ season, they may have lost their All-Pro receiver in the process, as Julio Jones suffered a foot injury that may knock him out the remainder of the season:

 

This is a nightmare for the Falcons, who just one month ago were being touted as a Super Bowl contender, and now will be more likely to be drafting the top-10 of net May’s NFL Draft if indeed Jones , one of the games’ best receivers, misses the next 11 games for a team that’s sitting at 1-4.

 

 

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