The Falcons came uncomfortably close to 0-2 tonight, but in the end, the offense worked its magic and all’s well that ends well, right? There’s a lot to dissect from tonight’s game, and we’ll have plenty of time for that in the days ahead. But for now, let’s talk injuries, because this game was full of them.
Matt Bosher apparently came into the game dealing with some groin tightness. That meant Matt Bryant was left to handle kick offs in addition to his normal responsibilities. (And it meant Mohamed Sanu had to take some practice kick off kicks during warmups, because he literally does everything.) Bosher pushed through and handled punting duties all game, but he looked downright uncomfortable at various points. His health is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Rookie offensive tackle Kaleb McGary injured his knee during the second quarter, earning a “questionable” designation. The injury looked to be somewhat severe, in that he seemingly couldn’t put pressure on his left leg. That said, McGary ultimately returned to the game during the second half, which is a huge relief. Let’s hope the injury isn’t too serious. For now, this tweet was pretty encouraging.
Kaleb McGary said the trainers tested his knee to make sure it was structurally fine, and it was. They’ll have more tests done tomorrow. But when he could put weight back on it, he told the coaches he was going back in.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 16, 2019
Damontee Kazee was hurt during the first half and headed back to the locker room before halftime. But Kazee was back in the game during the second half, for what that’s worth.
Desmond Trufant got banged up during the fourth quarter, but he walked off the field on his own. And late in the fourth quarter, during the game’s final drive, Ricardo Allen was also injured while trying to defend a 44-yard completion. He too walked off the field on his own.
Given the amount of Eagles players that went down with injuries tonight, the Falcons fared pretty well. McGary’s knee and Bosher’s groin are probably the most worrisome. Your thoughts, Falcoholics?