Julio Jones Injury: Update on Atlanta Falcons Star's Hamstring Injury

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistNovember 13, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 6: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons looks up at the scoreboard as he leaves the field following the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Falcons defeated the Colts 31-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Julio Jones was injured earlier this season just after it looked like he was putting it all together.

A week later, coming off a two-touchdown, 100-yard performance, Jones is injured yet again.

The rookie wide receiver and No. 6 overall pick in the 2011 draft is dealing with another hamstring injury.


Fantasy Impact

Jones is a popular flex option in many leagues. He's always a threat to score from anywhere on the field, and it was expected to be a shootout today against the New Orleans Saints.


Who's the Backup?

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 25:  Wide receiver Harry Douglas #83 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers September 25, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Harry Douglas would rise up to the No. 2 receiver spot as he has done in the past already this year. He's a normal part of their offense as is.


Devastation Scale

Four. Atlanta has played without Jones before, and has other weapons. He's still developing as a receiver in this league and has been more of a luxury at times than a key component. He'll get there, but it will take time.


Timeline for Return

Jones is listed as questionable and looked visibly frustrated with his coaching staff when talking with them.


What They're Saying

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted:

He also said earlier that it looked like the Falcons were going to shut down Jones for the day.

It is unlikely that he'll return to the field.

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