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 Post subject: Weatherspoon Is Well
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:03 pm 
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I can breathe easier now.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... le-sprain/

Initial reports about the ankle injury suffered by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon were that it was a minor sprain and those reports got some confirmation on Monday.

D.Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that coach Mike Smith told reporters that Weatherspoon suffered a low ankle sprain in the 31-17 win over the Eagles. The injury has a much quicker recovery timeline than the high ankle sprain that often forces players to the sideline for several weeks.

Weatherspoon was carted off the field during the game, but was not in serious pain in the locker room after the final whistle. Smith didn’t get into specifics about Weatherspoon’s status on Monday, which Ledbetter writes is something he only does in the case of a major injury.

“He did not return,” Smith said. “Sean is in the training room and we’ll have a more concrete idea of where he’s at after practice (on Wednesday). But he did sustain an ankle injury in the ball game.”

Assuming Weatherspoon’s injury doesn’t respond poorly from a return to work on Wednesday, it seems likely he’ll be on the field in Week Nine when the Falcons try to complete a perfect first half on Sunday night against the Cowboys.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Sounds like this at worst is a week to week injury but hopefully it's just day to day.

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Whenever I see someone getting stretched off, I get legit scared. Very happy about news, will just have to track his practice status.

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I wasn't scared about this one. Spoon walked off under his own power. They looked at his ankle on the sideline. He didn't show any signs of being in extreme pain on the sidelines, and certainly didn't look to be in pain as he was carted off. I think the cart was just a precaution due to the field conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Weatherspoon Is Well
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:33 am 
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something tells me if he plays this Sunday it's not going to turn out well. Dont know 'why' just call it a 'hunch'.

After years of getting my hopes up and watching the wheels fall off, I guess Im getting paraniod 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Weatherspoon Is Well
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Walking off on your own power means nothing. Many a player has torn an ACL and walked off the field in a gentle stroll (see Jamal Anderson). Sure typically lower leg injuries are a bit harder to do that. But there are some injuries that require season-ending surgery but still allow you to support enough of your own weight to walk off under your own power.

The fact that Smitty didn't declare him out Monday is a good sign (that seemingly guarantees a guy will miss at least 3-4 weeks), but let's not assume that automatically means Spoon will play this week or will be effective if he does.

I'll wait to see what happens tomorrow in practices before I can truly breath easy.

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