Atlanta Falcons

Falcons Duke Riley To Undergo Knee Surgery, Sean Weatherspoon Re-Signed

According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Duke Riley will undergo knee surgery on a meniscus tear sustained against New England on Sunday.

Duke Riley suffered his injury in the first half of the game against New England and was replaced by Kemal Ishmael. The regressing Atlanta Falcons have been dealing with defensive injuries all season to key players like Vic Beasley and Courtney Upshaw and now Duke Riley. Duke Riley is set to undergo surgery and a typical timetable of recovery is 4-weeks but then you have to factor in getting back into football shape. Taking the roster spot of Duke Riley will be a reunion with Falcons veteran Sean Weatherspoon.

This season, Duke Riley has 20 total tackles (12 assists) in six games. There is no possible timetable for a return until after surgery.

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