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

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 18, 2012

Nov 4, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) maneuvers his way around the field during the second half at the Georgia Dome.  The Falcons defeated the Cowboys 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was forced to leave Sunday's game versus the Arizona Cardinals after suffering an ankle injury. He is questionable to return, according to AtlantaFalcons.com's Jay Adams:

No word yet on if it’s the same ankle that kept him out of practice all week, but we’ll have an update when available. - via Adams

Jones was ineffective going up against Arizona's defense for the most part and left Sunday's game with just three receptions for 33 yards. 

UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 12:05 p.m. ET

Great news for Falcons fans and fantasy owners as the team announced that Julio Jones is active today.

WR Julio Jones, LB Sean Weatherspoon and CB Asante Samuel are ACTIVE and will play today. #atltb12

— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) November 25, 2012

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UPDATE: Sunday, November 25 at 10:08 a.m. ET

Julio Jones is expected to play today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

Falcons expect Julio Jones and Sean Weatherspoon to play today.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2012

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UPDATE: Friday, November 23 at 2:50 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

Evan Silva of NBC Sports reports that Jones is making progress in his recovery but is still questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

#Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) limited in practice, questionable. Still a step forward from last week. Didn't practice at all.

— Evan Silva (@evansilva) November 23, 2012



There's still time before Sunday's game, but it's looking more and more doubtful that Jones will see the field this week.

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UPDATE: Thursday, November 22 at 2:01 p.m. ET

Encouraging news for Falcons fans and fantasy owners, as Julio Jones was a limited participant in practice today, according to Falcons.com's Jay Adams:

LB Sean Weatherspoon missed practice today due to an illness and ankle injury. Julio Jones was limited. Asante Samuel didn't practice.

— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) November 22, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 4:20 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

There is good news for Falcons fans who missed Jones' usually productive self last Sunday: He practiced on Wednesday.

The news comes from D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

#Falcons WR Julio Jones practiced today. Asante Samuel did not practice.

— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) November 21, 2012

The next goal will be to avoid any major setbacks. We'll keep you updated on how he responds to this practice.


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Jones is Atlanta's second-leading receiver this season and had 44 receptions for 703 yards and five touchdowns entering Week 11. Coming into Atlanta's matchup with Arizona, Jones was tied with fellow receiver Roddy White for most plays of 20 or more yards among Falcons wideouts.

The second-year player out of Alabama is on pace to surpass most of his rookie marks this season, including those for receptions, yards and touchdowns.

Jones has been a popular fantasy starter week in and week out in 2012, so needless to say many owners will be awaiting to hear the severity of Jones' ankle injury.

Keep it right here for more information on Julio Jones' status as it becomes available.


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