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Falcons G Brandon Fusco hops off field after painful injury

Ben Garland went in as a replacement.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons have been dealing with a spectacular number of injuries. Things should even out for them, but apparently not tonight. Andy Levitre went to injured reserve early this season with a tricep injury, forcing backup Wes Schweitzer into playing time.

Now the Falcons may be without their other starting guard.

Top free agent signing Brandon Fusco got rolled up from behind, and his leg took one nasty twist in the ensuing fall. It didn’t look pretty. Fusco spent some time on the ground in obvious pain, and literally hopped off the field with assistance. He put no weight on that leg before he was eventually carted off the field.

We don’t like to guess at injuries around here, but it appears to be a very serious injury. Garland has shown some skill in the run game but we are hoping for a big improvement in his overall play. He was a big liability in the pass game when he last started.


We got news that Fusco is believed to have an ankle injury.

This is a better sign for the rest of his season than a knee injury. Again, no guesses at injury, but ankle injuries tend to be less serious.