The Falcons are off to a bit of a frustrating start, allowing a doinktastic field goal to Adam Vinatieri and fizzling out on an otherwise promising opening offensive drive. That pales in comparison to injuries, of course, and right now Ito Smith is hurt.
We don’t know his status or the nature of his injury just yet, but Smith appeared frustrated and in pain and was helped off the field, so we’ll update you as soon as we know more. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they only have Devonta Freeman and Kenjon Barner active, which means they (and perhaps fullback Keith Smith) will have to carry the load if Smith isn’t coming back to this one. The latest is that Ito is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return.
Keep your fingers crossed here and we’ll hope for the very best for Ito, but I’m doubtful he’ll be back in this one.