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Julio Jones hurt calf Sunday, but expected to be fine

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons scores a 21-yard touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) Getty Images

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones spent the first week of the regular season dealing with an ankle injury from the summer and then spent last week dealing with an aggravation of the injury in their opening loss to the Buccaneers.

The ankle didn’t appear to cause Jones any trouble for most of Sunday’s 35-28 win over the Raiders as he caught five passes for 106 yards and his second touchdown of the season. Jones did miss the final minutes of the game, although the ankle apparently wasn’t the reason for his absence.

Jones injured his calf during the victory, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team does not believe that it is a serious issue.

That’s a good thing for the Falcons, who have seen their offense take a turn for the better over the first two weeks of the season. They’ve put up 59 points in two games and having Jones helps their chances of continuing to find enough success to balance out a defense that’s allowed the same number.

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5 Responses to “Julio Jones hurt calf Sunday, but expected to be fine”
  1. cruzcowboy says: Sep 19, 2016 2:52 PM

    This guy is always getting banged up.

  2. greenwhodat26 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:00 PM

    It’s pretty much guaranteed that he’ll tweak the injury sometime during the Saints game. He’s left four games against the Saints with calf and hamstring injuries since he’s been in the league. He’ll come out on fire, looking like he’s gonna drop 250 yards on us, but then he’ll tweak something after a few catches.

  3. kane337 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:19 PM

    Get well soon Julio.

  4. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 19, 2016 3:33 PM

    call PETA. let’s get that calf into a better home.

  5. bobulated says: Sep 19, 2016 5:27 PM

    He’s suffering from the same thing Megatron did; he’s a big WR, a big target for the QB and D both and is featured in the ATL O. He’s going to get hit a lot. Inevitably he’s going be knicked up yet he’s still playing at high level.

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