Falcons in trouble at running back

Antone Smith joined the list of Falcons' running backs dealing with a hamstring injury.

What are the Falcons going to do now? After being without Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman in the exhibition season opener against Tennessee, the Falcons were then hit with another blow as Antone Smith went down with a hamstring injury to join the pair on the sideline.

Smith scored a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter and was injured. You know the trainers had to cringe when it was a hamstring injury. There is no official word of how long Smith may be out.

“Hopefully that one can come back quick,” said head coach Dan Quinn of Smith’s injury. “We’re anticipating seeing Devonta and Tev getting back into the action, and hopefully if they can progress through the week we’ll have a better update later. They’re both working really hard, so they’re getting close.”

Quinn had Coleman and Freeman in uniform, even when they were not going to play. He wanted the routine to be there for them, especially with Coleman being a rookie.

The Falcons as a team had just 69 rushing yards on 32 carries. Jerome Smith had 25 yards on seven carries, while Michael Ford ran for 20 yards in 11 carries. Terron Ward had six yards on three carries.

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