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Receiver Julio Jones set for foot surgery

By: AP
By: AP

Former Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones will have a pin
inserted to repair a stress fracture in his foot on Saturday.

Agent Jimmy Sexton said Wednesday that the injury was discovered
two days before the likely first-round draft pick's scheduled
workout at the NFL combine.

Jones still not only participated but ran the 40 in 4.39 seconds
and turned in a combine-best 11-foot, 3-inch broad jump.

Sexton said recovery should take 6 to 8 weeks. He said there was
no need for Jones to participate in Alabama's pro day next
Wednesday after the combine performance, anyway.

Sexton says, "There's nothing else he can do that he hasn't
done at the combine. He had a great workout, great 40, great
vertical."

Robert Anderson will perform the surgery in Charlotte, N.C.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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