It’s early yet in the Falcons’ divisional clash with the Panthers, but keeping with the theme of Atlanta’s 2020 season, we already have an injury.
On Carolina’s first offensive drive, cornerback Kendall Sheffield took some friendly fire to the upper body from safety Keanu Neal attempting to break up a pass from Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He was attended to on the field, walked off, and headed into the medical tent for evaluation.
With Sheffield’s status in question, the Falcons will look to Blidi Wreh-Wilson — who has been impressive when pushed into duty — to fill the hole in the secondary. Sheffield suited up last week against the Lions, but has been battling an ankle injury all season long.
With the Falcons’ secondary struggling so far this season, they’re going to be in a bad position with another starter potentially out.
We’re awaiting more word on the injury, so we’ll keep you updated on Sheffield’s status as we learn more.