Atlanta Falcons' Damien Williams placed on injured reserve with rib injury

LOS ANGELES — The Atlanta Falcons have actually positioned running back Damien Williams on hurt reserve with a rib injury, it was revealed Saturday.

The relocation, which indicates Williams will miss out on a minimum of the next 4 video games, comes one day after he was dismissed for Sunday versus the Los Angeles Rams.

Williams suffered the injury on the 2nd drive of the group’s season opener versus the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. Though he returned in the 4th quarter, playing 10 overall snaps in the video game, Williams stated he was still aching the next day and would see how things entered regards to his schedule versus the Rams.

The 30-year-old Williams stated the injury happened when a protective lineman fell on him throughout a deal with.

“Oh man, all 300 pounds on that little baby rib, man. That’s all it was, man,” Williams stated Monday. “All 300 pounds on that little baby rib, man. It got me, though. It got me.”

Williams, who was anticipated to divide time with Cordarrelle Patterson as the group’s main rushes this season, had actually amounted to 2 backyards on his very first 2 brings. Patterson, in Williams’ lack, had profession highs in brings (22) and hurrying backyards (120) versus the Saints.

Williams signed with Atlanta after having fun with the Chicago Bears last season. In his eight-year profession — he pulled out in 2020 due to COVID-19 issues — he has actually played in 98 video games with 336 brings for 1,397 backyards and 14 goals.

With Williams out a minimum of a month, the Falcons are most likely to rely on novice fifth-round choice Tyler Allgeier out of BYU. Allgeier got some deal with the first string throughout the preseason however was non-active last Sunday versus the Saints. Atlanta might likewise aim to transformed cornerback Avery Williams, who made the full-time transfer to running back this offseason and is the group’s punt returner, or to Caleb Huntley, who was provided a basic elevation Saturday from the group’s practice team.

The Falcons likewise raised protective lineman Abdullah Anderson from the practice team, finishing a hectic week for him. Anderson was launched prior to Week 1 and after that signed with the group’s practice team at the start of this week prior to rising Saturday.

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