Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kendall Sheffield has exited the game against the New Orleans Saints with a hamstring injury. He was promptly ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
The injury occurred as Sheffield was covering a punt in the second quarter. While working as a gunner in return coverage, Sheffield appeared to pull up without contact and grab the back of his leg before falling to the turf.
Sheffield has been doing a solid job in punt coverage of late, leading to public praise from special teams coordinator Marquice Williams on his ability to force fair catches.
Kendall Sheffield recently returned from a stint on injured reserve (also related to a hamstring injury that held him out of most of training camp), and while he hasn’t had a start, he’s shown his productivity in the punt coverage game.
We’ll hope he’s on the mend soon, and continue to update you on his status as we move through the week.