Head coach Dan Quinnn said Thursday that
Jones left Thursday's preseason game with an ankle injury, and although he did not return to action, Quinn told reporters that the star wideout wanted to re-enter the contest. The Sunday timeline for Jones' return likely means that the
Jones is questionable to return to Thursday's matchup with the Dolphins due to an ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Considering the circumstances it is unlikely the Falcons will allow their star receiver to take the field again if he is dealing with an ankle issue. Jones had recorded one catch for 17 yards on two targets prior to leaving the game. The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but expect more clarity on his status when more information is made available.
Jones did not catch a pass while being targeted twice in Thursday's preseason win over Washington.
Per ESPN's Vaughn McClure, on one play QB Matt Ryan threw a short pass to Jones too low and then threw too high to the wideout on another. Ultimately though, Jones' preseason stats are of little import, as he is entrenched as the Falcons' top wideout (opposite newcomer Mohamed Sanu) and the team's priority here is making sure that Jones is in good health when Week 1 rolls around.
Jones hurt his leg on the first day of training camp, but there's been nothing to suggest it was a serious injury. His quick return to practice supports that notion, leaving Jones with more than enough time to prepare for what should be a big 2016 campaign.
Kicking off training camp with a left leg injury Thursday, Jones has been held back by the Falcons in the meantime, seemingly as a precautionary measure due to foot surgeries on his medical chart. For the second day in a row, he took part in individual drills, akin to about 50 percent of Sunday's practice, according to head coach Dan Quinn. If Jones is indeed uninhibited Tuesday, prospective owners should still keep a close eye on his progression to ensure he avoids a setback.
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|3||9/26/16||@ NO||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|9||11/3/16||@ TB||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|16||12/24/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
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