The Falcons imagine their 26-year-old working again will likely be sidelined for two to three weeks with a knee contusion, in response to a report from ESPN. Freeman had already been dominated out for Atlanta’s matchup with the Panthers on Sunday.
Falcons’ RB Devonta Freeman, dominated out for Sunday’s recreation towards Carolina, is predicted to be sidelined two to 3 weeks with a knee contusion, per supply.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2018
Tevin Coleman is ready to have an elevated workload in Freeman’s absence, whereas rookie fourth-round decide Ito Smith might additionally obtain extra carries.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn stated earlier this week he believes in Coleman.
“We extremely regard (Coleman),” Quinn stated Thursday. “We’ve been down this highway earlier than … Tevin can definitely deal with (the load). We’ve finished that the opposite means the place Free’s needed to (play) when Tevin (couldn’t play). Clearly, we like them each collectively.”
Freeman initially suffered the damage when he was hit late throughout Atlanta’s Week 1 loss to the Eagles. He tallied six carries for 36 speeding yards whereas including 14 receiving yards on three catches within the recreation.
Freeman has rushed for 30 profession touchdowns in 62 video games with the Falcons.