Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  By JOHN MANASSO  |  Last updated 9/17/13
One day after the Falcons lost a starting linebacker for the season, they lost arguably their best at the position for the next eight weeks, placing Sean Weatherspoon on the injured reservedesignated to return list Tuesday. Under the rule, Weatherspoon, a first-round pick in 2010 who totaled three sacks and 114 tackles last season, must sit out the next eight weeks before he can return. FOXSports.com's Mike Garafolo reported that Weatherspoons injury is a "Lisfranc issue." Falcons put LB Sean Weatherspoon on IR with a designation to return because that foot sprain proved to be a Lisfranc issue. Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 17, 2013 Also, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that running back Steven Jackson will miss 2-4 weeks with a thigh injury. Head coach Mike Smith has not updated Jackson's condition since Jackson got injured scoring a touchdown on the first series of Sunday's win over St. Louis. To compensate for the injuries, the Falcons could go into this wee...
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