Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman aggravated a previous hamstring injury against the San Diego Chargers in Week 7. Unfortunately, that might force him out of Atlanta’s next game, a matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
In fact, he is “unlikely” to play in that game, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Coleman left the Chargers game and did not return because of the injury.
In seven games this season, Coleman has 59 carries for 234 yards and five touchdowns. He has also caught 19 passes for 330 yards and a touchdown. The Falcons like to use a combination of Coleman and Devonta Freeman, and losing Coleman for any amount of time seriously hurts their offense. Freeman has 105 carries for 508 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
When Coleman and Freeman can both be used, the Falcons have a varied and effective rushing attack that also helps out quarterback Matt Ryan in the passing game. After a strong start, the Falcons are now 4-3 and losing Coleman definitely hurts the team going into a tough game against the Packers.