Falcons rookie Vic Beasley has played with torn labrum all year

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This is the time of year when, if you don’t have an excuse, you better find an injury.

Falcons rookie outside linebacker Vic Beasley told Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s been playing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He aggravated it in yesterday’s win over the Jaguars.

“I’ve played with a torn labrum the whole season,” Beasley said. “It was just one of those moments. I’ve played well with it throughout the season and I played with it in college.”

Beasley hasn’t missed any games, but the No. 8 overall pick in last year’s draft hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations. He has just 3.0 sacks this season, as the Falcons have again failed to generate enough pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

He’s only been listed on the injury report as having a foot injury in November, so it may not have bothered him that much. Or else it’s not the problem.

12 responses to “Falcons rookie Vic Beasley has played with torn labrum all year

  1. Tired of the NFL Combine/Draft HYPE MACHINE.

    I am sure he will turn into a decent to pretty good player – but none of them are the SUPERHUMANS they try to make them out to be coming right out of college.

    VERY few “rooks” make much of an impact…and if they do – it is usually a good game or 2 but nothing sustainable.

    He probably learned real quick the NFL left tackles are light years better than 95% of the dudes he went up against in college.

  2. “This is the time of year when, if you don’t have an excuse, you better find an injury.”

    Directly implying that Beez’s injury is faked, as are those of other players. Better “find” an injury, huh?

    Says a guy whose career involves sitting behind a keyboard in a climate-controlled room, along with a cup of coffee and a bag of cheese doodles.

  3. Wow. He said he played with it all year and he played with it in college. I didn’t think he’d be able to make the step up from the college level based on his college tape. But I didn’t realize he was injured in college. Maybe that explains it???

  4. Torn Labrum isn’t an excuse. Dude shouldn’t have been playing with it in the first place. I was wondering what happened to him. He made Tryon Smith look real bad week 3 on of his sacks.

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