Julio Jones, one of the most talented receivers in the league, left the game in the middle of the second quarter and sat out the second half of the game against the Buffalo Bills after what was described as a hip flexor injury. There was no clear video of the injury, and he seems to not have been injured with contact.
Depending on the degree of hip flexor muscle injury, Jones is likely to be limited in practice and could easily miss next week’s game and possibly more.
“Hopefully it’s not a labral tear or more serious injury. We’ll likely know more after an MRI,” per Jon Hyman, MD, Assistant Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon for the Atlanta Falcons (2001, 2006, 2007).