FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The unbeaten Falcons could be without the NFL's reigning sack leader for at least the next month, according to a report by WSB-TV's Zach Klein.
Atlanta's outside linebacker Vic Beasley left Sunday night's 34-23 win over the Packers (1-1) in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return to action. On Monday, Klein tweeted that NFL sources indicated to him the Beasley has a slight hamstring tear and could miss at least a month.
During his Monday press conference, Falcons coach Dan Quinn had different information on Beasley, calling the injury a hamstring sprain.
"We certainly won't put that kind of timeline on him," Quinn said, referring to the reports that Beasley could miss a month. "I'm not sure which docs reported that one, but it wasn't from ours. So, I know he's a guy that's going to work really hard at it. I know he'll miss this week and past that, we'll see where it goes - if he's able to make it back in time for the next game and then we have a bye. So, we'll see where it goes, but he'll definitely miss this week."
Beasley was off to another fast start in 2017, recording a sack in each of the Falcons' first two games. Last season, Beasley registered 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles to go along with 32 tackles.
No official word has been given by the team on Beasley's status, and coach Dan Quinn said after Sunday's victory that he would provide an update once more information became available. The Falcons (2-0) will travel to Detroit to take on Matthew Stafford and the Lions (1-0) in Sunday at Ford Field. A 1 p.m. ET kickoff is scheduled.