Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has had a good season so far, but his status to play in his team's Thursday night game against the New Orleans Saints is not secure due to injury.
The wide receiver was listed as out after Monday's walkthrough practice due to hamstring and toe injuries. He's been a regular addition in the Falcons' injury report over the past several weeks but has still played.
So far this season, the two-time Pro Bowler has caught 48 passes for 545 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 12.7 yards-per-play. This has helped the NFC South side sit at the top of the division with a 5-0 record.
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Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that the team is 'uncertain' about whether Jones will play against the Saints due to his hamstring. Jones, however, wants to play even if he isn't 100 percent.
According to ESPN, he said: “I know you can’t play this game 100 percent. It’s very rare that you can be able to play this game at 100 percent. You can do one thing; you can’t do both: You can’t pray and then worry at the same time. I pray, and that’s it. And then I just go play. Whatever happens, happens.”
Once practice is over later today, we should have a stronger indication about Jones' situation and how the hamstring is doing. But judging by what has happened in the past, don't be surprised if he isn't a full participant in practice this week and he still lines up against the Saints.
It will probably just be a precautionary measure to protect the wide receiver, and it shouldn't really be anything for the Falcons and their fans to be overly concerned about.
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