Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Julio Jones is reportedly dealing with a partially torn PCL in his knee, which is much more than what the organization has been reporting.
Jones was listed as questionable for the game against the Green Bay Packers. Reporters at the Buccaneers-Green Bay Packers contest said that Jones didn’t even attempt to warm up in pregame.
The Bucs were heading into this contest against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, already without top wide receivers Mike Evans, who got suspended for his role in a brawl with New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore last week, and Chris Godwin, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Jones made a impact in the Buccaneers Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys, totaling 69 yards on three catches (five targets) and taking two jet sweeps for 17 yards combined. He also said that he felt in the best shape he’s been in for quite some time heading into the season. It looks like this injury is going to keep him out longer than expected.
Julio Jones of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Photo courtsey of Cooper Neill/Getty Images