The NFL offseason has begun and along with the over analysis of draft prospects, and speculation of which free agents will sign where, comes the news of players having surgery on various ailments to allow them to be ready for the upcoming season. One of those players on the operating table was reportedly Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who according to Vaughn McClure from ESPN.com, underwent surgery to remove a bunion from his right foot. From the report:
“The procedure was performed by renowned foot surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, who previously repaired multiple fractures to Jones’ right foot.
Jones faces a 4-5 month recovery to fully heal, according to the team. The Falcons expect him to be ready for training camp in July.”
The good news for Falcons fans is that last line. The recovery timetable for Jones looks to allow enough time for him to be back for the team’s training camp at the end of July. Jones posted a picture to his Instagram account that called the surgery a success yesterday.
Jones dealt with the foot injury all season, and it caused him to miss two games. However, that didn’t stop Jones from finishing with 83 catches for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns on the season.