Falcons Julio Jones could miss rest of the season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday October 8, 2013

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons could lose Julio Jones for the season after the Pro Bowl receiver injured his foot Monday in a 30-28 loss to the New York Jets.

Coach Mike Smith says Jones, the NFL leader with 41 catches, did not get encouraging results from a visit with doctors Tuesday morning.

Smith added that Jones will see a foot specialist Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., for a second opinion. Jones ranks second with 580 yards receiving.

The Falcons (1-4) lost four-time Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White to a hamstring injury during the game. A high ankle sprain has nagged White, who has only 14 catches for 129 yards receiving.

Running back Steven Jackson has missed the last three games, all losses, with a hamstring injury.

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