Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones courageously played through a painful foot injury last season. You never heard him complain. In fact, you heard Dan Quinn and the rest of the coaching staff repeatedly downplay the injury. But we knew the truth. We knew Julio was hurting.
Julio recently underwent surgery to remove a bunion. If you recall, surgery was optional, but he ultimately decided to knock it out and put it behind him. He’s on track for a return to the field before training camp. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter wrote about Julio’s appearance at the Georgia State Capitol today. Of course he was asked about the status of his foot. He sounded positive. (Credit to Ledbetter for the quote.)
“I’m good,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The foot’s good. I’m two weeks out now, I think, but it’s good [... m]y thing right now is recovery,” Jones said.
In short, it sounds like the surgery went as planned. I wouldn’t expect him to have anything negative to say at this point, even if it didn’t go as planned. For now, let’s just assume his recovery is on track.