Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Atlanta Falcons defensive signal-caller Sean Weatherspoon is out for an indefinite amount of time with an open dislocation to his left finger, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Weatherspoon was reportedly injured during practice Monday. Falcons’ head coach Mike Smith later told reporters that the timeline for the injury will be based on how quickly the wound heals. Weatherspoon’s injury could have been much worse. After all, he did not break any bones in the finger. Plus the injury occurred relatively early in the preseason, so there is no need to rush him back. However, the Falcons’ medical staff will take a vigilant stance to monitor for infection and any further damage to the hand. Weatherspoon has become a key contributor for Atlanta’s defense over the last couple seasons. Last year, he was their second-leading tackler. It’s hard to imagine this injury causing Weatherspoon to miss any time in significant games. Though the importance of gaining cohesion within a unit during the preseason cannot be understated, Weatherspoon is familiar with the Falcons’ system and should be able to pick up right where he left off. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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