But, despite sitting out of the Boxing Day win against Cardiff Blues, the Wales No.8 could be back in the Dragons' starting XV on New Year's Day.
Still only 24, Faletau has made an impact at every level of rugby so far - and Jones is confident he will not be hampered by injury heading into the New Year.
"Sometimes there's a rush for players to have surgery but it was decided to wait for it to settle down.
"Toby has trained. He's done some running on it under the guidance of our medical staff and conditioning team. We haven't ruled him out of the New Year's Day derby with Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade."