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Falcons rookie Kaleb McGary tweets positive news


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Kaleb McGary, who underwent a cardiac ablation procedure, tweeted that the "surgery went well" and thanked all those who've reached out and offered support on Friday.

McGary, who was drafted in the first round (No. 31 overall) and was twice named a first-team All-Pac 12 player while playing at Washington, had what the team referred to as "a minimally-invasive procedure" done on Wednesday. It is similar to two previous procedures McGary has undergone in his playing career. 


While there is no timetable set for his return, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that McGary missed 6-8 weeks the last time he underwent this procedure in college. McGary was cleared by NFL medical testing to participate in the scouting combine, which took place in late February and early March.

Through the first eight days of training camp, the 6-foot-7, 317-pound McGary has primarily worked with the second-team offense at right tackle behind starter Ty Sambrailo. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he's been pleased with what he's seen from McGary early on.

"I thought (he is) really pushing Ty in a close fight and a close battle," Quinn said of McGary. "All of the things that go on in the first install he was able to handle very well, and that's a testament to the work he put in over the summer to get right and get ready … I'm encouraged where he's at, and I think he's gaining momentum and trust in what he's doing."

The Atlanta Falcons' first round draft pick OT Kaleb McGary hit the practice field with the 2019 Rookie Class for the first time Friday during Rookie Minicamp.

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