Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss his second consecutive game with an ankle injury, according to D. Orland Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Falcons leading tackler sat out against Dallas last week and will be sidelined when Atlanta travels to New Orleans this weekend.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith thinks the first round pick in 2010 from Missouri will be back soon:
“We felt like Sean would be a real, real stretch these first two weeks,” Smith said. “We feel like he’s making progress. Right now, as I did last week, he won’t play in the ball game this week.”
The undefeated Falcons face a tricky test against a 3-5 Saints team in must-win mode. New Orleans is a much better team in their dome and the loss of Weatherspoon will be an obstacle for the Falcons defense.
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