Report: Julio Jones having ‘minor’ foot surgery, will be ready for training camp

By Jesse Reed

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones will have surgery on his injured foot on Monday. It’s being reported as a minor procedure that won’t affect his availability for training camp this summer.

This is a long time coming. Jones has been mulling the option to have surgery on the foot that hampered somewhat during the season. It’s not the first foot injury he’s suffered during his NFL career, which could be a bit concerning. However, it didn’t affect his ability to break out with a monster nine-catch, 180-yard, two-touchdown performance in the NFC Championship Game this past season.

When healthy, Jones is arguably the most dangerous receiver in the NFL today. He caught 136 passes for 1,871 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015, then followed that up with 83 catches for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns this past season for the Atlanta Falcons.

Getting him back healthy┬áin time for training camp means the Falcons shouldn’t skip a beat offensively. Unless, of course, we consider the potential drop-off from a coaching perspective with Kyle Shanahan bolting to San Francisco.