It has been pretty tough to stay on top of all the injuries that have occurred before the Falcons do so much as play their first preseason game... but it is everyone. Everyone is injured. Someone photoshop a cast onto the Falcons logo.
It all started like so many other times.
So @michaeljkellyjr from House of Cards is right next to me! I'm basically famous.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) August 3, 2014
Jeanna bragging about how awesome her job is. Check.
Hageman and Hawley going at it. Lots of intensity today.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) August 3, 2014
After a 2013 season so short on fight, it is actually pretty good to see the team play with some toughness.
Hageman getting his right arm looked at after a scuffle with Hawley #aftc14— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 3, 2014
Oh yeah, unless this happens.
Terren Jones status unknown, but Ra'Shede Hageman believed to have hairline fracture in wrist, according to source. http://t.co/KeGuprmB5T— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) August 3, 2014
While Terren Jones' injury is still unknown, Hageman is expected to require about four weeks to heal. However, Vaughn McClure of ESPN said the hand can likely be bandaged. Hageman, already a project, will then struggle even further early on. While the Falcons were hoping to get some pass rush by rotating in Hageman across the defensive line, it will likely be later before he is able to earn meaningful reps.
UPDATE: The AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter says the plan is to club the hand.
CONFUSING UPDATE: Per Pro Football Talk, Hageman has no broken bones. Perhaps the team believed Hageman had a fracture but X-rays showed otherwise. Step away from the ledge, everyone.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Hageman doesn’t have any broken bones, in his wrist or elsewhere.
CLARITY UPDATE: Sounds like the prior reports were wrong, as Ian Rapoport confirms no broken bones for the defensive lineman.
Clarity on #Falcons DL Ra’Shede Hageman, who was involved in a fight today. Source said he did not suffer a broken wrist or any broken bones— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2014