Falcons RB Devonta Freeman likely to miss Week 7
It has been a tough go around with injuries for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman that has forced him to miss of the 2018 campaign.
It appears that will extend into Week 7 action against the New York Giants as head coach Dan Quinn stated that Freeman he’s working his way through a groin injury that he suffered, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.
“Matt Bryant strained his hamstring, [and] that will likely knock him out this week,” Quinn said. “Freeman’s still dealing with a groin from the Pittsburgh game. That will likely knock him out this week.”
Freeman had sat out last Sunday’s 34-29 win to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a foot injury, but it appears that he is also dealing with a groin issue. He had just made his return to the lineup in Sunday’s 41-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he recorded 32 rushing yards on eight attempts along with two catches for nine yards.
He had initially suffered a knee contusion in the season opener loss to the Philadelphia Eagles had kept him out of the lineup for three straight games. He has recorded 68 rushing yards on 14 attempts along with five catches for 23 receiving yards in two games played. When healthy, Freeman has proven to be one of the most versatile running backs in the league as a legitimate dual-threat option that provides another element to the offense.
In his absence, the Falcons have rolled with backup Tevin Coleman as the starter where he has largely produced with 260 rushing yards and a touchdown along with 13 catches for 105 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Coleman had 35 rushing yards on 10 attempts and one reception for six receiving yards and a touchdown. He has a favorable matchup against the Giants, who rank 25th against the run with 121.7 yards per game allowed.