One of the Falcons’ best players is dealing with a hamstring injury. Read on to learn what Falcons fans should expect from Coleman’s injury.
Tevin Coleman suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday’s 33-30 loss to the Chargers. Coleman was initially listed as questionable but after doing some quick sprints on the sideline, he went to the locker room and was out for the rest of the game.
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Head coach Dan Quinn said, “He’s dealt with these strains before and he is a fast healer”. However, the severity of the injury is unknown and with the signings of Stevan Ridley and Terron Ward signing it is all but certain Coleman will miss the week 8 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
This isn’t Coleman’s first time dealing with hamstring issues as coach Quinn said. In 2015 Coleman hurt his hamstring against the Giants in week 2 and ended up missing one week because of it.
Per sportsinjuryclinic.net, a normal hamstring pull or strain can last around 13 days to 3/4 weeks. Pro athletes tend to come back sooner than expected and with Quinn saying Coleman is a “fast healer” Coleman has a good chance to possibly play in week 9 against the Buccaneers. Although if the hamstring is more severely damaged, or either a grade 2/3 strain, then you can expect him out until at least after the bye. I doubt that it is a grade 3 strain because that is more of an 8-week injury and could require surgery and that isn’t what it’s looking like.