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Desmond Trufant has a hip injury, should return Sunday

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The star cornerback missed Friday Night Lights, but will be back soon.

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Breathe a sigh of relief, Falcons fans. You likely heard that Desmond Trufant wasn’t practicing Friday night, but it turns out it’s a relatively minor issue.

Trufant, of course, is the team’s best cornerbacks and one of the best young corners in the NFL, so his imminent return (even if it’s just to practice) is worth celebrating. In his absence, the Falcons trotted out converted wide receiver C.J. Goodwin as a starter, and Goodwin picked Matt Schaub off and is enjoying himself this summer, so that’s something.

The competition promises to be interested behind Trufant and fellow starter Robert Alford, but the Falcons are thankfully all set at their top two spots, if nothing else.