Cienega graduate and standout Arizona redshirt sophomore receiver Jamarye Joiner is undergoing foot surgery Friday morning to address the same injury that required surgery last May.
Joiner’s mother Christina Pena posted on social media on Friday morning a photo of Joiner entering a medical facility for the procedure.
Joiner reportedly suffered a fracture in his foot last year and was kept out of spring practice.
Joiner returned strong in Arizona’s COVID-19-impacted 2020 season and was one of the top performers in spring practice this year after he contemplated transferring following the firing of Kevin Sumlin as head coach.
Pena said doctors estimate her son can return to football workouts in July. Fall training camp starts late that month.
Joiner played in all five of Arizona’s games last season, finishing with 12 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown after making the transition from quarterback to receiver. He opened the year with longest catch of the season with a 34-yard touchdown grab against USC.
He holds Cienega records for most passing yards, most overall yards and the school long jump mark. He guided his team to a 12-1 season and a spot in the state semifinals as a senior in 2018.
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