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Sean Weatherspoon still recovering from late-season knee injury

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vick spins away from Atlanta Falcons defender Weatherspoon during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia Reuters

The Falcons’ dismal 2013 season was marked by injuries to several of their key players, including linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

Weatherspoon missed seven games with a foot injury that put him on injured reserve for half the season and then he missed the final two weeks of the season after hurting his right knee. Weatherspoon didn’t need surgery, but he had platelet rich plasma therapy and said that the team is easing him back into the mix because he hasn’t fully recovered from the knee injury at this point.

“I’m feeling good. It’s been a process,” Weatherspoon said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “The season was rough. I’ve been feeling pretty good, though. I’ve been working with the training staff non-stop, about four or five days a week. Just been getting after it, doing whatever I can do to get my body feeling good so I can, you know, get back to where I’m feeling where I’m at my top [form]. … I feel, I would say, probably 80 percent. I’m working hard and just looking forward to getting back to 100 [percent].”

The Falcons are taking a similarly restrained approach with wide receiver Julio Jones‘ return from last year’s foot injury and getting both players back to full speed in time for next season will be vital to their chances of bouncing back into the playoff mix.

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2 Responses to “Sean Weatherspoon still recovering from late-season knee injury”
  1. akuma9000 says: Apr 24, 2014 10:59 AM

    This guy has been listed as “injured” more than he has actually played and has to be considered a BUST! Falcons need to ‘cut bait’ and get rid of him. Another GM draft pick mistake………..

  2. jkaflagg says: Apr 24, 2014 4:13 PM

    One thing that helped Atlanta 2008-2012 was the ability to avoid critical injuries, but the bill came due with a vengeance in 2013…..don’t remember Weatherspoon being injured any more than most linebackers in the past; his loss plus that of Biermann pretty much killed the season even before Julio was lost.

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