Julio Jones Injury: Receiver May Have Broken Screw In Foot, Second Opinion Coming

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The news around the receiver's injury is not getting any better.

If you were hoping against hope that Julio Jones would be able to return in 2013, this news will serve as a crudely carved wooden shiv to your hope's kidneys:

While I appreciate the physics involved, I was not aware you could actually break a screw in your foot. The fact that this is a pre-existing injury that has been aggravated two years later is deeply troubling. Certainly, at the very least, Jones will need a lot of rest and rehab time. He'll probably need surgery.

JJ is due for a second opinion tomorrow, but the Falcons weren't overly optimistic today for a reason. The Falcons need to brace for a longterm absence at minimum, and with Roddy White also suffering, it's going to get awfully interesting in Atlanta.

Thoughts? Expectations?

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