Atlanta Falcons: Garrett Reynolds is facing back surgery

Tackle (75) Garrett Reynolds levels a tackling dummy while running a drill. He will replace Harvey Dahl as the team's starting right guard. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

Tackle (75) Garrett Reynolds levels a tackling dummy while running a drill. He will replace Harvey Dahl as the team's starting right guard. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons guard Garrett Reynolds was placed on injured reserved with a lingering back injury and is considering back surgery.

“It’s definitely an option,” said Reynolds, who’s out for the season. “We are going to continue to look into it and we’ll see how it goes.”

Reynolds started the first six games at right guard. He played on special teams against Philadelphia. Rookie Peter Konz, a second-round draft pick, started the last two games.

Reynolds was fine with the move.

“It hadn’t been getting any better,” Reynolds said. “I had a couple of epidurals and they really weren’t kicking in. We thought they’d work. I tried to do a little bit of running last Friday and I just wasn’t moving very well. I could feel it a lot. I kind knew it was time to go get this thing taken care of.”

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13 comments Add your comment

Season Ticket Holder

November 7th, 2012
3:26 pm

Decon

November 7th, 2012
3:37 pm

Konz was going to take his spot anyway because Konz is viewed as the long term answer at RG but having Reynolds for depth would have been huge. Get well soon Reynolds!

The Real Falcon

November 7th, 2012
3:57 pm

The issue is depth. At least he could have been a backup. Not now.

Fact

November 7th, 2012
4:06 pm

This is probably Garrett Reynolds last year in a Falcons uni. Last year of his contract.

chc4

November 7th, 2012
5:17 pm

Konz is the future at C.

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Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 7th, 2012
5:33 pm

I think hawley is our future center if not then we will draft one

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 7th, 2012
5:42 pm

Konz is a long time guard

Oh'man

November 7th, 2012
5:54 pm

Hawley is NOT over future at center or any place in the o-line for that matter! We have to draft for offensive lineman next year, but who cares we are 8-0!! Lets go Falcons!

Oh'man

November 7th, 2012
5:54 pm

Our not over*

Esquire

November 8th, 2012
3:44 pm

Hey, good luck Garrett. Those epidurals can be great if they hit the right spot. It’s a tough decision because they will tell you they can’t guarantee your back will be better after surgery……if not worse. Been there done that. Just make sure you can pick up that son or daughter.

Garret is the nephew of former 49ers linebacker Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds.

marcus

November 8th, 2012
5:29 pm

manley didn’t look bad in the preseason he’s more of a run blocker to me i think the falcons did a good job at scouting linemen this last offseason we’re going to need our running game to be strong this sunday let go falcons