Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon tells me he ruptured his right Achilles. https://t.co/eZYrd4AVP7
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 3, 2016
This is the second time Weatherspoon has suffered a torn Achilles tendon. He tore his left one in 2014 during off-season practice.
Weatherspoon posted the following image on Instagram in-which he said: “I’m certain that I’ll be just fine in due time. Thanks for your well wishes and prayers.”
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This is what it's about, a Brotherhood! It showed in the way we played! The Standard will be upheld! You can count on that! I'm certain that I'll be just fine in due time. Thanks for your well wishes and prayers! God has picked me up plenty of times when I've been down, he will prevail again! I wanna share this scripture I've been chewing on for about a year now, it still hasn't failed me. I thank God for granting me peace! 1 Cor 2:9 #riseup #theClimb
The 28-year-old Weatherspoon, who will turn 29 this month, spent the entire 2015 season as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. In Arizona, he only played 159 snaps on defense, leading him to grow un-happy there. He returned to the Falcons this off-season to try to gain some playing time back on a one-year deal.
With Weatherspoon suffering this significant injury, it’s very likely that the Falcons will see the market for him before making a decision on his future with the team. Weatherspoon will finish the year with 27 total tackles.
For his NFL career, Weatherspoon has 238 total tackles, 8 sacks, one forced fumble, and two interceptions in six seasons.
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