Weatherspoon ruptures Achilles, likely out for season
ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon in Sunday's win over Carolina, likely ending his season.
Coach Dan Quinn said Monday the injury appears to be serious and said ''it doesn't look good for returning at this point.''
Weatherspoon, Atlanta's first-round draft pick in 2010, missed the 2014 season with a torn left Achilles tendon.
Weatherspoon played with Arizona in 2015 before returning to the Falcons. Weatherspoon had been a backup, but started against Carolina with rookie De'Vondre Campbell held out with an ankle injury. Quinn said it was too early to know if Campbell can return this week.
Linebacker Deion Jones left the 48-33 win over Carolina with a calf injury. Quinn said Jones was ''certainly better'' on Monday.
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