Flower Department, Ga. – Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith mentioned rookie receiver Drake London will “in all probability not” be obtainable throughout observe this week, which incorporates joint observe in opposition to the New York Jets this coming weekend.
London suffered a proper knee damage throughout the first quarter of Friday night time’s 27-24 preseason-opening win over the Detroit Lions – however mentioned on Sunday he doesn’t imagine it’s one thing they’ve apprehensive about for lengthy.
“We received totally different individuals on totally different return-to-play plans,” Smith mentioned. “Nothing that we’re actually apprehensive about long run. We’ll be good. He had a extremely good coaching camp and like the remainder of these guys, a number of the guys we put out in the present day, all of us hope to get again Doing, wholesome and able to roll when the common season begins.”
London was injured after catching a 24-yard move on the group’s first drive. Then he ran to the shore, checked out his knee and went to the blue medical tent. In uniform within the first half and in avenue garments within the second half – he stayed on the sidelines after being out.
Smith won’t decide to London to return this Precision. The Falcons play the Jets on August 22, joint observe a number of days later, after which play a sport with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 27.
“We are going to see. We are going to assess it week by week and we are going to make the perfect determination,” Smith mentioned. “He had a extremely good camp. His ft received moist and I am happy with him. However like all of our guys, the No. 1 determination we make is the well being and security of the participant and the way it impacts him and the group. And that is the place we begin.”
Atlanta opens its season at house in opposition to New Orleans on September 11.