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Report: Julio Jones will require foot surgery

Julio Jones

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.

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23 Responses to “Report: Julio Jones will require foot surgery”
  1. dansnyder says: Feb 28, 2011 8:51 PM

    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. nothimagain says: Feb 28, 2011 9:07 PM

    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. paulnoga says: Feb 28, 2011 9:09 PM

    When feet start going bad, it usually spells trouble. look at what has happened to Chargers TE Gates. It may be career ending.

  4. ravensfreak00 says: Feb 28, 2011 9:10 PM

    It would be nice if he somehow dropped to the Ravens.

  5. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Feb 28, 2011 9:10 PM

    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.

  6. hobartbaker says: Feb 28, 2011 9:16 PM

    Heal the ‘ol bones, Julio Jones.

  7. skoobyfl says: Feb 28, 2011 9:21 PM

    $800 K guaranteed gone in one surgery.

  8. qj1984 says: Feb 28, 2011 9:25 PM

    GREAT! Now maybe he’ll slide into reasonable trading range for the Ravens.

    A guy can dream….

  9. jc1958cool says: Feb 28, 2011 9:26 PM

    top 10 write it down! if he’s that good with a bad foot, some one will take him!

  10. sgtpeppers05 says: Feb 28, 2011 9:28 PM

    so hes still #2 behind A.J….next story please

  11. atlien698 says: Feb 28, 2011 9:37 PM

    Geez, makes you wonder how fast he would have run on a good foot!

  12. 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?

  13. aaronitout says: Feb 28, 2011 10:15 PM

    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.

  14. mvpolamalu says: Feb 28, 2011 10:16 PM

    Ravens fans, forget it. There is no way he falls to you. The rams will be lucky if he falls to them

  15. huricaneditka says: Feb 28, 2011 10:20 PM

    Make him a Bear. PRONTO

  16. redgreen3b1 says: Feb 28, 2011 11:38 PM

    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.

  17. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 1, 2011 5:03 AM

    No Rex-related comments yet?

  18. macjacmccoy says: Mar 1, 2011 7:55 AM

    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.

  19. thegonz13 says: Mar 1, 2011 8:02 AM

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

  20. romosexualtendencies says: Mar 1, 2011 9:12 AM

    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

  21. aberystwyth2 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:31 AM

    just let him slide down to the Chiefs…we could use a burner among other things

  22. arzcardinals says: Mar 1, 2011 10:30 AM

    Can you get through ONE STORY without mentioning the CBA issues….try …just one…

  23. thehighhat says: Mar 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    His “slide” stops at the Redskins.

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