After losing four of thier first five games, the Atlanta Falcons have come to grips with more bad news.
Star wide receiver Julio Jones is out for the season and will undergo surgery on his foot and be placed on injured reserve after receiving a second opinion from Dr. Robert Anderson.
“Unfortunately, Julio’s appointment with the doctor today confirmed our initial findings,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said in a statement. “He is scheduled to have a season-ending procedure on Monday.”
This news is hard to take for a reeling Falcons squad that entered the season with high expectations.
"Very disappointed," Falcons owner Arthur Blank told USA Today. "You know, when it rains, it pours. In this case, we're having a monsoon right now in Atlanta.
"We're disappointed. He's a great player, a great human being. But you know the slogan and the philosophy in the NFL is 'Next man, up.' "The injury bug is real. We've had our share this year."
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
NOV 26 Joel Corry
Elvis Dumervil will be handsomely rewarded after his big night in New Orleans.
NOV 25 Jeff Fedotin
Tampa Bay wide receiver has a TD in four straight games.
NOV 20 Joel Corry
A detailed look at the eight candidates vying for that unique honor.