It’s beginning to look like the Falcons will be down two important starters on offense when they face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Running back Devonta Freeman left Atlanta’s 26-9 victory against the New Orleans Saints with a foot injury and did not return to the action, and tight end Austin Hooper suffered a knee injury that forced him out of the game as well.
“It will be a longshot for Hoop and for Free,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday. “Sometimes with injuries [the recovery] can be faster, so you don’t want to pigeonhole a player into a [timeline to return].”
Prior to Quinn’s press conference, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted the Hooper could miss “about a month” due to his knee injury. When asked about that report Quinn stated that belief was “not from our building.”