Julio Jones’ injury update: ‘The foot’s good’

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones puts his arm around Guven’s Fine Jewelry founder Jon Guven during a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the Georgia State Capitol.
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones puts his arm around Guven’s Fine Jewelry founder Jon Guven during a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the Georgia State Capitol.

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who recently had foot surgery, gave an update after his appearance at the state capitol

Wednesday.

“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.”

Jones was on hand to announce the name for the mixed-used mega-development planned near the Mall of Georgia.

Jones was wearing a boot and seemed to be getting around pretty well. He wasn’t using any crutches.

“My thing right now is recovery,” Jones said.

Jones had a minor surgical procedure performed on his foot in Charlotte on March 6.

Jones, who played most of the last half of the season with a foot injury, saw noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for an examination.

Jones is expected to be at full strength by the start of training camp in late July.

He was slowed throughout the season by a turf toe injury, foot and shoulder ailments.

He missed only two games while fighting through the injuries. He was fine with being a decoy on some days when teams attempted to take him away.

With Jones, the Falcons’ wide receiving corps was the deepest unit on the team last season.

Mohamed Sanu, who was strong free-agent pickup, had a career-high 59 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns. Taylor Gabriel, who was claimed off waivers, added a spark to the offense with his speed and toughness.

During the Falcons’ march to the Super Bowl, Jones has 19 catches for 334 yards and three touchdowns. He made a spectacular catch in the Super Bowl to move the Falcons to the 22-yard line with 4:40 to play.

The Falcons traded five draft picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up 21 spots in the draft to select Jones sixth overall in the 2011 draft. He has been named All-Pro twice.

AJC Staff Writer Tyler Estep contributed to this story.