Report: Austin Hooper to get MRI on knee


According to a tweet by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Falcons tight end Austin Hooper will have an MRI on his knee after sustaining an injury during Sunday's 26-9 victory against the New Orleans Saints.

Hooper left the game in the fourth quarter and did not return to the action. Hooper's 56 receptions this season ties him with Travis Kelce for the most by a tight end through the first 10 weeks, and he is tied with Darren Fells for the most touchdown catches by a tight end with six. One of the most reliable targets for Matt Ryan this season, Hooper scored Atlanta's first touchdown against New Orleans on an 8-yard catch. He finished Sunday's game with four catches for 17 yards and the score.

Starting running back Devonta Freeman also sustained an injury during the victory, leaving the contest after hurting his foot. Freeman did not return to the game, and the extent of his injury is unknown at this time.

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