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Julio Jones gets a bunion cut off, declares surgery successful

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Julio Jones and my mother now have something in common.

The Falcons wide receiver’s “minor surgery” Monday was to remove a bunion, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.

Jones posted on Instagram that his “surgery was a success,” which is a relief since he should still be able to make open-toed shoe season, if not all of OTAs.

Foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson performed the procedure, after previously handling broken bones in Jones’ foot.

Jones (not his foot pictured, we don’t think) missed a couple of games last year because of foot problems, which he has dealt with throughout his career. But he still finished with 1,409 receiving yards, which was second in the league. He also made one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history, which nobody really remembers because the Falcons refused to take two knees and kick a field goal from the Patriots’ 22-yard line.

Even my mother knew that was the wrong call.

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9 Responses to “Julio Jones gets a bunion cut off, declares surgery successful”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 6, 2017 10:06 PM

    Hey, PFT writers, no selfies, please.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 6, 2017 10:12 PM

    Even DG’s mother knew it was the wrong call. She yelled a warning to him down in the basement as soon as she saw what was happening.

  3. zoellner25 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:35 PM

    My brother actually had that done in his late 20s. Very low chance it actually works

  4. MannamedJay says: Mar 6, 2017 10:48 PM

    I hate to tell you but a bunion it not a big callus that gets cut off. A bunion is a misalignment of the bone in the toe, and requires that the bone be realigned by surgery. Cutting the bone of the foot or toe and screwing it back together in the proper alignment is the corrective operation. The big callus and swelling that forms is a result of the bunion rubbing on the inside of the shoe, not the bunion itself. My wife had it done and was in extreme pain for several weeks, and experienced continuing pain for over a year. Then the screws had to come out as they were rubbing on nerve. She’s got a nice scar for the trouble. Removing the callus without correcting the bunion will just assure it will come back.

  5. fin72 says: Mar 6, 2017 11:14 PM

    Rex Ryan just accepted an assistant coaching job with the Falcons.

  6. bleedingfacemask says: Mar 7, 2017 12:03 AM

    Rex Ryan is wondering where to get those shoes.

  7. williamannand says: Mar 7, 2017 12:14 AM

    “the Falcons refused to take two knees and kick a field goal from the Patriots’ 22-yard line.

    Even my mother knew that was the wrong call.”

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    Your mother is oversimplifying the situation. It wasn’t one call. It was a series of disastrous calls. Also, the Falcons were never in position to kick a 22 yard field goal. The line of scrimmage was the 22. A kick would have come from around the 39.

    The first down play was a running play that was stuffed. The second play was the key. Ryan took too long to pass and got sacked. He should have thrown the ball away. On third down, the O line held to prevent another sack. Each unsuccessful play led to the next play call, but the most important was the sack. It can’t be blamed on Quinn or Shanahan. The failure of the Falcons to do anything at all on offense after they went up by 25 was a matter of execution, not play-calling. And the Patriot defense played a role in the Falcon’s inability to execute.

  8. broncosgreatestfan says: Mar 7, 2017 3:31 AM

    A bunion surgery is more complicated than that. They have to reset the bone, which requires screws. Usually it takes 6-12 months for it to heal.

  9. acuraf12 says: Mar 7, 2017 7:42 AM

    Rex Ryan approves of that picture!

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