Allen Kim

Falcons Put Sean Weatherspoon On Short-Term IR

Created on Sept. 18, 2013 8:26 AM EST

The Atlanta Falcons defense is down another key piece with LB Sean Weatherspoon being placed on injured reserve with a designation to return with a Lisfranc sprain in his foot. It was initially thought to not be a serious injury, but further tests revealed the extent of the damage.

Atlanta’s defense just lost DE Kroy Biermann for the season after he tore his Achilles tendon, and Weatherspoon’s loss only compounds things for their defense. He played a pivotal role for the team, and his versatile skillset will leave them scrambling in an attempt to replace his production and impact.

Weatherspoon cannot return until Week 11 when they face off against the division-rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the second time this season. But his return would be a welcome addition as they face the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers on the back end of their schedule.

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