FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon suffered a low right ankle sprain against Philadelphia in the fourth quarter and his status for the Dallas game will be updated after practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Weatherspoon was at the facilities on Monday to receive treatment from the training staff. He was injured will trying to make a tackle on Eagles running back LeSean McCoy with 9:03 left in the fourth quarter.
“He did not return (to the game),” Smith said on Monday. “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.”
Weatherspoon was taken off the field on a cart as a precautionary measure. He was in good spirits in the locker room after the game and didn’t have a boot or crutches at his stall.
Linebacker Akeem Dent picked up Weatherspoon’s snaps.
In his four-plus years as the head coach, Smith makes the announcement when a player suffers a severe injury. When it’s not severe, he releases the information in the first weekly league-mandate injury report, which comes out on Wednesday.
“Kevin Cone also sustained an injury in the ball game as well,” Smith said. “We’ll have an update on Harry Douglas and those guys on Wednesday after practice.”
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