Report: Julio Jones will require foot surgery

One day after burning up the Combine,  we learned some potentially damaging news about wide receiver Julio Jones.

Charley Casserly reported on NFL Network Monday that medical tests at the Combine revealed Jones will require surgery for his foot. It’s pretty amazing Jones was able to run a 4.39 forty anyway, but this must have been a pre-existing injury the wideout simply wasn’t aware of while training for Indianapolis.

Jones’ strong Combine effort seemingly helped to solidify his standing as a likely top-15 pick.   We heard similar optimism at this time last year about Demaryius Thomas’ broken foot, which remained a problem for him after Denver drafted him.   Michael Crabtree, on the other, had a similar injury and enjoyed a productive rookie year.

While Casserly reports Jones should be able to recover in eight weeks, this news won’t help Jones’ stock.

Then again, perhaps the injury will bother NFL teams less because they may not be practicing anyway for a lot longer than eight weeks.

23 responses to “Report: Julio Jones will require foot surgery

  1. He played almost all season with this and played through it. He is a physical receiver who will power through DBs after the catch and this just proves he will play through pain at the next level.

    I doubt this hurts his stock at all, if anything it shows teams he is tough. I really dont see him going any later then #10.

  2. Couldn’t be the same severity of Crabtree and Thomas considering Jones was able to run, and run really fast.

    Listening to his interviews this/last week and given the fact he turned in a 4.39-forty with a wheel that needs surgery his stock isn’t going to do anything but rise.

  3. There is no way Julio is going to fall out of the top 10 I can’t see a scenario where the Redskins won’t draft him.

  4. “It’s pretty amazing Jones was able to run a 4.39 forty anyway, but this must have been a pre-existing injury the wideout simply wasn’t aware of while training for Indianapolis.”

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    No chance he got injured DURING the combine?

  5. sterilizecromartie says:
    Feb 28, 2011 9:38 PM
    “It’s pretty amazing Jones was able to run a 4.39 forty anyway, but this must have been a pre-existing injury the wideout simply wasn’t aware of while training for Indianapolis.”

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    No chance he got injured DURING the combine?

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    They do physicals before drills so the answer to your question would be no.

  6. I don’t understand you Raven fans. U have 3 WR most teams would kill 4. My Rams being n most need of WR’s. I would trade every WR on our roster 4 Mason alone.

  7. Come on Crabtrees injury wasnt a problem bc he sat on his ass for almost half the season his rookie year so he had time to let it heal. Thomas didnt have that time bc he wasnt a ego manic and didnt believe he was so good that he deserved to get payed more money then the players drafted before him. He did what he was expected to do after getting drafted so he didnt have the time to heal like Crabtree did which hindered him the whole season. The same thing would have happened to Crabtree if he wasnt such a selfish diva.

  8. Speed AND that kind of toughness? If he slides out of the top 10, a bunch of GM’s will be kicking themselves

  9. I don’t understand you Raven fans. U have 3 WR most teams would kill 4. My Rams being n most need of WR’s. I would trade every WR on our roster 4 Mason alone

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    All 3 of them are possession WR’s and couldn’t break a 4.6 40. not one of them can stretch the field…

    I’m not a Ravens fan but they could use this kid

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