Julio Jones on foot injury: ‘Nothing will be an issue on game day’

By Jesse Reed

Julio Jones missed practice during the week following the NFC Championship Game but says he’s a full go with no issues for Super Bowl LI.

The Atlanta Falcons receiver is dealing with a very painful foot injury, and it’s been plaguing him for a while.

It hardly mattered during the team’s conference title game against the Green Bay Packers, however, as he went off with nine catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including a stunning 73-yarder in which he literally shoved defenders off him en route to the end zone (watch here).

With two weeks in between that game and Super Bowl LI, we don’t doubt for a second that Jones will be up for the challenge of beating New England’s stellar defensive secondary. Whether his foot cooperates is yet to be seen, but he’s clearly a man on a mission right now and will play through any pain he endures.