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Report: Julio Jones broke the screw in his surgically repaired foot

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The foot injury suffered by Falcons receiver Julio Jones on Monday night is reportedly related to the foot surgery he had before his rookie year.

Veteran NFL reporter Jason Cole reports that Jones, who leads the league with 41 catches, broke the screw that was put in his foot in that 2011 surgery.

I’m not a doctor, but my official diagnosis is ouch. And the fact that Jones kept playing and made a sensational 46-yard catch with a broken screw in his foot makes me feel like the guy who passes out in that “You wouldn’t make it in pro football” commercial.

But Jones has a history of shrugging off his foot problems. The 2011 injury happened before the Scouting Combine, but he delayed surgery, ran at the Combine and put on a sensational performance despite running with a broken bone in his foot.

Jones is expected to get a second opinion on Wednesday, but the initial diagnosis is that he’s going to need another surgery and will miss the rest of the season. That’s terrible news for a player who was having an outstanding year.

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48 Responses to “Report: Julio Jones broke the screw in his surgically repaired foot”
  1. Stiller43 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:00 PM

    Good lord that sounds awful

  2. mrlaloosh says: Oct 8, 2013 8:01 PM

    What a surprise. A Falcon with a screw loose.

  3. drekomp says: Oct 8, 2013 8:04 PM

    Julio is the balls.

  4. commonsenseisnotcmonman says: Oct 8, 2013 8:06 PM

    Cant imagine if one the 8 i have in my ankle broke, that would suck

  5. maninbrown says: Oct 8, 2013 8:09 PM

    That sucks for him…. Hope the 2nd surgery goes well!

    But, as someone who hates the Falcons, this isn’t going to make their team any better.

  6. seabreezes51 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:10 PM

    I went to work with a broken foot and smiled as I walked in on the midnight shift past the security guys… It was horrible…and I was only walking on it!

  7. mikeypanic says: Oct 8, 2013 8:12 PM

    He’s done.

  8. larryed says: Oct 8, 2013 8:14 PM

    he sure has been good on my FF team – so sorry to see him injured!

  9. phinfan says: Oct 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    Was it made in china?

  10. giantsfan2104 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    Not a Falcons fan, but I really hope he comes back from this. That sounds horrible…

  11. supremecomander says: Oct 8, 2013 8:19 PM

    Sorry Julio…only winners get wings.

  12. jmblosser82 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:20 PM

    Playing thru that kinda of pain, nothing but respect. Kind if guy I would love on my team

  13. ditaksdika says: Oct 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    sucks for my fantasy team

  14. higherweed562 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:28 PM

    even with him falcons where never going to do nothing..Go Broncos!!

  15. blue18hutthutt says: Oct 8, 2013 8:28 PM

    Not a Falcons fan either but rooting for this guy – that was incredible grit, skill and concentration to make that catch against one of the premiere CBs in the league

    Get well soon

  16. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 8, 2013 8:30 PM

    It’s also his 3rd season, which as we know are usually when WRs break out. He’s lead the league. Roddy is hurt. Without the best-producing WR in the league, the team is going to have to really change up the play calling. They need to trade for Josh Gordon and get Roddy ready to retire. The team is all-in for a Super Bowl and need to replace firepower while building for the future.

  17. silverhornet says: Oct 8, 2013 8:32 PM

    Rex Ryan wants to know more details about the foot.

  18. micronole says: Oct 8, 2013 8:33 PM

    He needs to buy a stronger screw from Arthur Blank at Home Depot.

  19. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Oct 8, 2013 8:34 PM

    His catch last night was the best I’ve seen this year. Add to it the fact that he had a broken screw in a broken foot?? Mad respect.

  20. veence69 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:38 PM

    Julio Jones is a freak. Shut it down, come back next season at 100% and dominate.

  21. skoobyfl says: Oct 8, 2013 8:45 PM

    Rex gave Cromartie his favorite foot magnet just for this game.

  22. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    And Atlanta’s Superbowl window officially closes.

  23. rexranius says: Oct 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    jmblosser82 says:
    Oct 8, 2013 8:20 PM
    Playing thru that kinda of pain, nothing but respect. Kind if guy I would love on my team
    ———————————————

    Yeah, Toradol is a wonderful drug. Which team are you on?

  24. procre8te says: Oct 8, 2013 9:14 PM

    What a selfish Player. Hurting his team like that. Oh, and The coach should be run out of town for letting a player keep playing while injured. Terrible.

    Sincerely,

    Mike Shannahan

  25. sfsaintsfan says: Oct 8, 2013 9:20 PM

    I hate the Falcons, their owner is a clown and their coach is an idiot, but Julio Jones is a great player. Hope he has a full recovery and a great career and loses to the Saints in every game in which he plays and that the Falcons never complete the season higher than second place in the NFC South.

  26. touchdownroddywhite says: Oct 8, 2013 9:23 PM

    Atlantas SB window closes? Hahaha yeah, ok.

  27. ruffridin says: Oct 8, 2013 9:27 PM

    Shut it down Julio. Trade White and Tony G and build around Jones for 2014.

  28. brownsclown says: Oct 8, 2013 9:32 PM

    “broken screw in a broken foot?? Mad respect.”

    I couldn’t agree more.

    And just think… Mike Lombardturd, the Cleveland GM, goes to work every day with a broken screw in his head!

  29. fdugrad says: Oct 8, 2013 9:34 PM

    OY! That could indicate a chronic condition, which might be career threatening…AWFULLLLL.

  30. toreup says: Oct 8, 2013 9:46 PM

    I’m surprised it’s season ending. if there is no bone or ligament damage, a surgery should be able to heal in a month or so.

  31. omniscient48 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:49 PM

    Saints fan here. Julio is a great receiver and almost impossible to defend. Hope he recovers any time after November 21!

  32. @Cereal_22 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:53 PM

    Long time foot injury or botched surgery ? It sound to me like Jones’ first procedure didn’t take.

  33. deathonwings410 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:59 PM

    OMFG. That sounds like it’d hurt like Hell.

  34. riverace19 says: Oct 8, 2013 10:02 PM

    Isn’t that why we have hardware stores? I say screw another one in their and call it good… He is exciting to watch

  35. deadeye says: Oct 8, 2013 10:07 PM

    Two firsts, a second, and two fourths was too much for Julio. Dimitrov made a bad trade, not because Julio is bust. Far from it, Julio is a top young WR in the game today. But the reality is Atlanta’s o-line and d-line are in shambles. Beyond that, it makes so little sense pursue big-time stud WRs when there is zero evidence that acquiring such a player helps win the Super Bowl. I’d much rather have four or five above average WRs than one or two studs. A quality QB will find the open player and get him the ball, and when the inevitable injuries come the offense doesn’t grind to a halt.

    On top of Julio’s injury (and he’s been injury prone since College), Atlanta is now facing life without Tony Gonzales. Throw in the fact that Roddy White is aging, and it’s apparent he Falcons are on the brink of needing a complete rebuild. Dimitrov took too many short cuts with this team and nows it’s all come home to roost.

  36. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Oct 8, 2013 10:07 PM

    Dez Bryant would play through it

  37. ytownjoe says: Oct 8, 2013 10:27 PM

    Josh Gordon is available from Cleveland. But it will cost the Falcons a #1.

  38. sfsugator says: Oct 8, 2013 10:27 PM

    Falcons weren’t gonna catch the saints anyways. Hehe

  39. bobbyhoying says: Oct 8, 2013 10:42 PM

    Reminds me of the often maligned Donovan McNabb winning a game on a fractured ankle. Some of these guys are very tough.

  40. MostlyRight says: Oct 8, 2013 11:04 PM

    Jones is Anquan Boldin tough…respect and get well soon.

  41. arlingtonsynn says: Oct 8, 2013 11:19 PM

    That is amazing.

    After his brilliant catch… he was glaring at Cro as though to say “I break my foot on your ass”…

    Guess he meant it.

  42. tinopuno says: Oct 8, 2013 11:41 PM

    higherweed562 says:

    “even with him falcons where never going to do nothing..Go Broncos!!”
    ——————————————————————-

    So it’s your opinion that the Falcons ‘Were always going to do something?’.

    Is education optional where you live?

  43. footballchic777 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:48 PM

    Hate to hear this. He is a great player.

  44. torontofalcon says: Oct 9, 2013 12:19 AM

    So sad to see him go, I knew our season was over but he was turning into a superstar, a top 10 type of player. He shouldn’t risk coming back he needs to heal and he ready to claim the best WR spot in the NFL next year

  45. redstar504 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:37 AM

    Even as a Saints fan I feel sorry for the Falcons. Julio is probably the best all round WR in the NFL, and if not is well on his way to being there. He has great speed, size, hands, body control and big play potential.

    As much as I hate the Falcons I miss the competitive nature of the rivalry the Saints have with them. Jones, White and Gonzo equate to a powerful line up that I think makes Matt Ryan look way better than he really is. It’s time for Ryan to “rise up” so to speak and live up to his hype. They will get will eventually get Roddy back but this setback might actually be a teaching moment for Ryan. Perhaps he can learn to make plays on his own instead of relying on the talent around him to get it done.

    BTW love the folks talking about how a man’s injury will impact their Fantasy lineup, priceless.

  46. toddw522 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:42 AM

    Going for the TD instead of kicking the FG? I think Coach Smith has a SCREW LOOSE!

  47. earpaniac says: Oct 9, 2013 1:55 AM

    And @silverhornet just made my day! Lmao

  48. coachbeck says: Oct 9, 2013 5:49 AM

    Ugh a fantasy hit

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