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Kaleb McGary has minor MCL sprain, may only be out a short time

The Falcons are still waiting for updates on other injured Falcons.

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When Kaleb McGary left Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, it was easy to fear the worst based on how bad the injury looked. Happily, it appears to be relatively minor.

Per Ian Rapoport, McGary’s Monday MRI revealed a minor MCL sprain that will likely only keep the second-year tackle out for a little while. If all goes well, he could be back as early as Week 4.

The Falcons don’t need to rush him back because Matt Gono stepped in at right tackle and played really well against Dallas despite the tough matchup, meaning he’s more than capable of holding down the fort for another week or two as required. Hopefully the team takes the time to let McGary get to 100% before they insert him back into the lineup, but it’s good to know that what looked like a potentially months-long recovery initially is relatively minor after all.

We’re still waiting for other updates on the raft of injured Falcons from yesterday, including Takk McKinley and Foye Oluokun, so we’ll hope there’s good news coming for those players as well.