Falcons could lose WR Jones for season

Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones could miss the rest of the season with a foot injury. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones could miss the rest of the season with a foot injury. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By George Henry

Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons could lose Julio Jones for the season after the Pro Bowl receiver injured his foot Monday in a 30-28 loss to the New York Jets.

Coach Mike Smith says Jones, the NFL leader with 41 catches, did not get encouraging results from a visit with doctors Tuesday morning.

Smith added that Jones will see a foot specialist Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., for a second opinion. Jones ranks second with 580 yards receiving.

The Falcons (1-4) lost four-time Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White to a hamstring injury during the game. A high ankle sprain has nagged White, who has only 14 catches for 129 yards receiving.

Running back Steven Jackson has missed the last three games, all losses, with a hamstring injury.