Falcons’ Coleman has fractured rib, may miss game at Dallas

While Quinn wouldn’t put a time frame on Coleman’s absence, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the running back is expected to miss a couple of weeks.

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While it’s likely he will be out a couple weeks, head coach Dan Quinn wouldn’t give a timetable for his return, per Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com.

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman has a fractured rib that leaves his status in question for this week’s game at Dallas.

The Falcons won their 24-20 slugfest against the New York Giants, however, Coleman only contributed 32 yards and a touchdown on nine carries before being injured.

Paul Worrilow has what Quinn termed “a bad bruise” on his calf, and the hope is that Worrilow will be able to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday.

Quinn said Devonta Freeman will start against the Cowboys if Coleman is held out. “Obviously both of us have been playing, so they trust both of us”. Quinn would not put a timetable of Coleman’s recovery.

“I didn’t have any problem with it, no pain or nothing”, Freeman said. He did score the winning touchdown against the Giants, however. Freeman is a very talented running back himself and is more than capable of breaking big plays each and every time he touches the football.

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“It’s one that we’re going to keep working at”, Quinn said.

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