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Falcons CB Desmond Trufant May Need Season-Ending Surgery For Torn Pectoral

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Falcons CB Desmond Trufant has a torn pectoral that is expected to require season-ending surgery.

According to Schefter, Trufant had been practicing this week and holding out hope that he could still play in today’s game against the Cardinals.

The Falcons will likely place Trufant on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster if Trufant does, in fact, require surgery.

Trufant, 22, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2013. He’s currently playing out the final year of his four-year, $8.165 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $918,558 for the 2016 season.

The Falcons elected to pick up his fifth-year option, which will run them $8.026 million next year.

In 2016, Trufant has appeared in nine games for the Falcons and recorded 31 tackles, two sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and four pass defenses.

We’ll have more regarding Trufant’s injury as the news is available.