Julio Jones hurts leg, returns in Atlanta Falcons' loss


Julio Jones suffered a leg injury early in the Atlanta Falcons' 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints, but managed to return in the third quarter.

Jones limped off the field after making a 3-yard reception in the first quarter.

He was examined by trainers on the sideline before he headed to the locker room for further examination.

Jones -- now in his second season with the Falcons -- entered the game with 40 receptions for 428 yards and five touchdowns.

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