The Falcons have to be happy if they walk away from week one unscathed from any serious injuries. The likes of Desmond Trufant, Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, Devonta Freeman and more all went down at some point. Fortunately, most of them were able to return and none of the injuries looked too serious. The one to keep your eye on is Keanu Neal’s.
He went down with a knee injury not once but twice in last night’s contest. Eventually, he was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Dan Quinn said after the game, that he did not think the injury was too serious.
#Falcons coach Dan Quinn said last night that safety Keanu Neal’s knee “doesn’t appear serious.” He’s getting an MRI on it just to be sure, I’m told.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2018
Neal is a vital part to the Falcons secondary as the enforcer at the back end. Losing him for any significant period would be a giant blow to a defense that is really coming into its own. Hopefully, Quinn is right and the MRI is nothing more than precaution.