Atlanta Falcons: Tevin Coleman cracks rib, could miss couple of weeks


Rookie running back Tevin Coleman could miss a couple of weeks with a fractured rib, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. This is a blow for the Atlanta Falcons offense.

Coleman was carted off in Sunday’s win over the New York Giants. He had rushed nine times for 32 yards and a touchdown, his first NFL score. When healthy, it was apparent he was the Falcons’ starting running back, and he will be missed if he’s forced out of action.

While it’s likely he will be out a couple weeks, head coach Dan Quinn wouldn’t give a timetable for his return, per Andrew Hirsh of

"“I’m not going to put a timetable on it until we know how he’s responded to it,” the head coach said. “This is his first time going through it, so that’s why I don’t want to put a distance on it at this point.”"

With Coleman out, the Falcons will turn to Devonta Freeman to take the lion’s share of the reps. Freeman has run hard this season but hasn’t put up big numbers on the ground. He did score the winning touchdown against the Giants, however.

Linebacker Paul Worrilow was also carted off against the Giants with a calf injury, but he returned in the second half. Worrilow has been diagnosed with a bruised calf and is set to be day-to-day.

We’ll keep you updated with any further injury updates.

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