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Falcons say star wide receiver Julio Jones will miss remainder of season with foot injury

  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is hit by New York Jets free safety Antonio Allen (39) and New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is hit by New York Jets free safety Antonio Allen (39) and New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones can't hold on to a pass as he is hit by New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton) GWINNETT OUT  MARIETTA OUT  LOCAL TV OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones can't hold on to a pass as he is hit by New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton) GWINNETT OUT MARIETTA OUT LOCAL TV OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)  (The Associated Press)

The Atlanta Falcons say star wide receiver Julio Jones will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

Jones injured his right foot in Monday night's loss to the New York Jets.

The severity of Jones' injury was confirmed on Wednesday when he was examined in Charlotte, N.C., by foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.

Anderson repaired Jones' broken right foot before his 2011 rookie season.

The loss of Jones, the NFL's leading receiver, is a devastating blow to the Falcons, who are 1-4 and entering their bye week.

Receiver Roddy White hurt his hamstring in the loss and missed Wednesday's practice.

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