Takk McKinley, Calvin Ridley leave practice with what initially appear minor injuries


Two of the Falcons’ star players left practice early Saturday, with what Dan Quinn said initially appear minor.

First-round pick Calvin Ridley injured his hamstring or knee, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The receiver’s media session was postponed as he went for medical evaluation.

Defensive end Takk McKinley, who underwent offseason surgery on his left shoulder, left with what initially was diagnosed as a bruised right arm.

“First report was that there is nothing serious for us, but I’ll give you a better update tomorrow,” Quinn said. “It looks like a minor precaution as opposed to anything to get worried about.”

McKinley is expected to replace Adrian Clayborn, who wasn’t re-signed after leading the team in sacks. The Falcons drafted Ridley with the 26th overall pick to replace Taylor Gabriel.

4 responses to “Takk McKinley, Calvin Ridley leave practice with what initially appear minor injuries

  1. How is it that these guys are so out of shape they get injured as soon as they see Pads?

  2. Ridley has never been out if shape in his life and certainly did not start this Spring/Summer.

  3. Some injuries are due to conditioning, or the lack thereof
    A bruise occurs with the best & in tip-top shape at that

    Hint, hint Boxing, Soccer, Football anyone

  4. PS

    Calvin Ridley”s resume is full of praise about his work ethics

    Atlanta’s coaches have been ecstatic over his discipline

    However, the is such thing as over-training or taking on too much

    If anything, that’s Ridley’s problem if it’s not the knee but a hammy issue

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