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Falcons’ Devonta Freeman could miss two weeks with foot injury

Devonta Freeman, Falcons

Injured Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, dealing with a foot sprain, should miss two weeks, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Twitter.

Rapoport added that Freeman’s foot injury is affecting his toe.

The 27-year-old Freeman appeared for the Falcons in their Week 10 matchup with NFC South division foe New Orleans Saints, rushing 10 times for 38 yards before being ruled out with his current injury.

Freeman previously had an MRI completed on his foot on Monday, apparently indicating the sprain affecting his foot is minor—but not minor enough to miss multiple weeks, per Rapoport.

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn—who is firmly on the hot seat due to Atlanta’s poor season and 2-7 record—expressed confidence in Freeman’s replacement, Brian Hill. Hill, a Wyoming product and former Falcons fifth-round draft pick from 2017, was cut initially by the team, later signed by the Cincinnati Bengals, and has since returned to the Georgia franchise since last season.

Hill, 24, has rushed 59 times for 295 yards, scoring one touchdown in his entire NFL career.

Meanwhile Freeman, a two-time Pro-Bowl back, has over 3,600 career rushing yards, scoring 30 touchdowns on the ground in his six-year career—all with Atlanta. With the Falcons having a down year and chopping off different pieces, it was rumored Freeman could have been traded at the deadline to the Detroit Lions.

Freeman made headline-worthy news earlier this season when he got into a scuffle with large defensive end Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams, leading to the running back’s ejection.