Julio Jones Injury: Updates on Falcons WR's Leg

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistSeptember 23, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Wide receiver Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after dropping a pass in the end zone against the Denver Broncos during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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One play into the game between the Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers, Falcons fans and Julio Jones owners were given cause for concern, as the star wide receiver left the game.


UPDATE: Sunday, September 23 at 5:05 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

Step away from the ledge, folks—all is fine in the world (and the Falcons game). From the Twitter account of NFL Fantasy LIVE:

Julio Jones is back in the game. You can all exhale. #ATLvsSD

— NFL Fantasy Football (@NFLfantasy) September 23, 2012

You may now resume your regularly schedule breathing. 

---End of Update---


From the official Twitter account of the Falcons:

INJURY UPDATE: SWR Julio Jones taken to the locker room with an undisclosed injury. He left the game after taking hit on 1st play. #atlsd12

— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) September 23, 2012

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more information on the injury and the possibility of Jones' return:

#Falcons WR Julio Jones has a hamstring injury. His return is questionable.

— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) September 23, 2012

His failure to return would obviously hurt the Falcons as they try to go to 3-0 on the season, and there are certainly plenty of fantasy owners who could be staring at a big old goose egg next to Jones' name. Nothing kills a fantasy week like a player hurt in the first quarter.

Be sure to keep it here as things progress on Sunday. As updates become available, we'll send them your way.


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