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Arizona WR Jamarye Joiner has boot removed from surgically repaired left foot

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One of the Arizona Wildcats’ most promising young players is making progress toward being ready for the 2020 season—if it even happens—after undergoing offseason foot surgery.

Wide receiver Jamarye Joiner, who had a breakout year in 2019 after being converted from quarterback just a few months earlier, is now walking without a boot on his left foot according to his mother’s Twitter account.

Joiner was held out of spring practice with a Jones fracture in his left foot. He had surgery to repair the injury on May 12, and with the boot off he can begin rehabilitation. Whether that means he’d be in line to play in Arizona’s scheduled 2020 opener Aug. 29 against Hawaii remains to be seen.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Joiner led Arizona in receiving yards (552) and touchdowns (5) last year, finishing with a bang by catching seven passes for 140 yards and two scores against ASU.