Julio Jones Injury: Latest Updates on Falcons WR's Ankle

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 11, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 4: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with a catch against DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys at the Georgia Dome on November 4, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons defeated the Cowboys 19-13.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Falcons have just suffered a potentially catastrophic loss. Top wide receiver Julio Jones has gone down with an injury against the New Orleans Saints.

UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. ET 

Julio Jones is returning to the game, according to Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune.

Julio Jones returning to the game.

— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) November 11, 2012

We will keep you updated right here if anything else pops up concerning Jones' injury, but he's likely good to go and should once again be a factor for the Falcons.


UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:10 p.m. ET

Jones has returned from the locker room and is apparently eager to return to action.

According to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, the wide receiver is testing his leg on the sidelines and being evaluated by trainers.

Julio Jones is back on the Falcons sideline testing out his injured leg for team trainers. Looks like he wants to return.

— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncanTP) November 11, 2012

Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune also noted that Jones is still jogging, but hasn't gotten back into the game in the second half.

#Falcons' Julio Jones is jogging on the sideline, but not in the game to start the second half.

— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) November 11, 2012

We'll let you know if he gets back on the field or remains on the bench.


ESPN's John Clayton first reported that the second-year player was heading to the locker room to get what appeared to be an ankle injury examined.

Julio Jones heading to lockerroom to check out a possible ankle injury.

— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 11, 2012

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Jones is questionable to return to the game, which the Falcons are currently trailing 14-10 in the second quarter.

#Falcons WR Julio Jones (leg injury) is questionable to return to the action.

— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) November 11, 2012

Jones has been incredible for this 8-0 Atlanta squad, totaling 40 receptions for 628 yards and five touchdowns over the first half of the season and living up to his status as a lofty draft pick (No. 6 overall in 2011).

The former Alabama Crimson Tide star recorded two receptions for 14 yards before exiting with the injury in Week 10.

It’s currently unknown what the cause or prognosis is, but we expect this must be serious to hold such a tough competitor out of the action.

Stay tuned here on B/R for the latest news, updates, opinions and analysis on Julio Jones’ leg/ankle injury.