TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
NFL

Falcons lose Svitek to season-ending right arm injury

{eot}
Associated Press
8/20/2012 4:46:21 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive tackle Will Svitek to a season-ending right arm injury.

Coach Mike Smith said Monday Svitek suffered an upper right arm injury in Sunday's practice. Smith provided no other details about the injury.

Svitek played behind starting left tackle Sam Baker and starting right tackle Tyson Clabo in the Falcons' two preseason games. The 30-year-old Svitek started 10 games at left tackle in 2011. He was entering his fourth season with the Falcons after three seasons with Kansas City.

Smith says Svitek is "one of the toughest players I know" and will be missed.

Other backup tackles include rookie Lamar Holmes, a third-round pick from Southern Mississippi, and Mike Johnson, a third-round pick from Alabama in 2010.

Atlanta Falcons (Photo: NFL)

zoom

(Photo: NFL)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


2014 NFL Draft

The Houston Texans selected defensive end Jadeveon Clowney first overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.


Round-by-Round Picks: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Hall Of Fame

Ray Guy, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Michael Strahan, Andre Reed, and Aeneas Williams, headlined this year's Hall of Fame class. More...

Podcasts

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: July 28 - John Kryk

SunMedia NFL Columnist, John Kryk joined Bryan Hayes to discuss the potential of Manziel & EJ Manuel's struggles in camp.

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: July 23 - Jim Trotter

ESPN NFL Analyst, Jim Trotter joined Bryan Hayes to discuss Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam, Brett Favre's Packers legacy & Johnny Manziel.

TSN 1050: Gamenight: July 22 - John Kryk

NFL Columnist John Kryk of Sun Media joins Gamenight to give his training camp rundown of the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and New York Giants.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television