Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Falcons likely to play without top RB Devonta Freeman vs. Seahawks

Falcons likely to play without top RB Devonta Freeman vs. Seahawks

The Falcons pulled a dizzy Freeman off the field, and then Freeman went to the locker room.

The Atlanta Falcons took a step in the right direction with a convincing 27-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

Freeman will be re-evaluated this week, but his concussion history and running style contribute to making it unlikely he will play in Week 11.

Schefter tweeted Monday morning that he wouldn't be surprised to see Freeman miss multiple games.

The Falcons will be going into next week's Monday Night Football matchup against the Seahawks without Devonta Freeman, who suffered his second concussion of the season on Sunday. While most believed it was a hit from Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens that caused the concussion, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has a different theory. Freeman had two other reported concussions in his career - one this preseason and one in November 2015.

Coleman rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown in Freeman's stead against the Cowboys.

Freeman leads the Falcons in rushing with 515 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns on 116 carries.

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