=== Falcons LB Weatherspoon tears Achilles ===
Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean
Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season after tearing his Achilles
tendon during a Tuesday workout.
Weatherspoon sustained the injury while rehabbing a knee problem that
required surgery and limited the 2010 first-round pick to just seven games a
"During Sean's run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," said
Falcons head coach Mike Smith in a statement. "We sent Sean to the doctor for
some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed
that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to
get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season.
"He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a
Weatherspoon has started 36 games over the last three seasons, but has missed
12 due to injury over the last two. The 26-year-old has accumulated 290
tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed over 47 career
contests, all with the Falcons.
06/10 20:52:14 ET