The Atlanta Falcons lost their third game of the season today. That takes them to 4-3 while calling into question the strength of a team that just a week ago was considered among the league's best. Right about now all those panicky feelings of dread are setting in. It's a comforting feeling; like Christmas at the Choate's, minus the brown liquor, burnt turkey, and 911 call. But you came here for an injury report, so let's talk injuries.
Tevin Coleman's hamstring injury in the third quarter didn't help the cause today. It was the only noteworthy injury today but it's inarguably a big one. The momentum just shifted after he left the game. And remember, Coleman has struggled with hamstring issues in the past. Devonta Freeman is certainly capable, but the two-headed monster is just better.
Interestingly Coleman initially left the game, removed his helmet, and sat on the sideline. That earned him a "questionable" designation. He then tried to walk it off. When that didn't work, he eventually gave in and went to the locker room. (This was right around the end of the third quarter.) The cautious optimist in me says that progression is encouraging. If it'd have been a devastating injury, he'd have been in the locker room much sooner. Right? Right?!