Falcons’ Jones says recovery feels like ‘eternity’
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For Julio Jones, eight months away from football “feels like an eternity.”
Jones was on the practice fields for the Atlanta Falcons’ organized team activities on Tuesday, but only for conditioning work. The star wide receiver said Monday his rehabilitation is progressing well but “extra precautions” have kept him from being cleared for practice.
“I am ahead of schedule but we’re not pressing anything,” Jones said.
On Tuesday, Jones was on the field with the team only for exercises. That came only after he had extra time with a trainer for stretching. Then he worked on running and agility drills as other players went through practice.
Atlanta Braves Evan Gattis gets an RBI on a fielders choice in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, June 9, 2014, in Denver. Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry waits for the pitch at left.