The Falcons already lost cornerback Isaiah Oliver in this one, and now they might be down their punter.
Cameron Nizialek has left the game with an injury, per multiple reports, and he may also be out of the game. Currently, he’s questionable to return.
Atlanta P Cam Nizialek is QUESTIONABLE with a right hamstring injury.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) October 3, 2021
That could be a problem for a team that will have to figure out a punter substitution if Nizialek can’t come back.
Falcons punter Cam Nizialek fell to the ground on the kickoff. He's being looked at by trainers. Did not look good at all.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) October 3, 2021
After a strong week against the Giants, Nizialek had been solid enough in Week 4 against Washington. If he’s out for any length of time, Younghoe Koo will handle kickoffs and the Falcons will presumably try to go without punting, hopefully by virtue of scoring on every drive they get the rest of the way.
We’ll hope Nizialek can come back in this one and let you know when we get any kinds of update to his status. The Falcons could use a few lucky breaks in this game and this season, to put it mildly.