And it continues. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley appeared to tweak his foot after snagging a pass from Matt Ryan midway through the second quarter.
Unfortunately, the gifted receiver is out for the rest of the game. For his sake, we hope it’ a one week injury.
Back to NFL news: #Falcons WR Calvin Ridley, who was questionable to return with an ankle injury, has now been ruled out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2020
Ridley was down for a bit and attended to by trainers before limping off to the locker room for further evaluation. Per the team, he’s questionable with an ankle, which doesn’t sound great but could have been worse.
WR #18 Calvin Ridley is questionable to return with an ankle injury.— Falcons Comm Dept. (@FalconsComm) October 30, 2020
The Falcons would score a touchdown after Calvin Ridley’s injury, but you cannot overstate how much his presence means to the offense. Ridley currently has six receiving touchdowns on the year, and has been a focal point in Atlanta’s air attack through seven games.
With Calvin Ridley being evaluated for a foot injury, the Falcons will now mix in Christian Blake and Brandon Powell in their receiving corps. Atlanta currently trails Carolina by a score of 13-14, so Ridley’s absence may prove critical.