The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that veteran LB Sean Weatherspoon is out for the season after he suffered a ruptured Achilles during OTAs.
Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles today and will miss the 2014 season.
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) June 11, 2014
“During Sean’s run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury,” HC Mike Smith said. “We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery.”
Weatherspoon, 26, is entering the final year of his five-year, $14 million contract, so this is some horrible news that will likely impact his next contract.
Last season, he was limited to playing in just seven games and finished the year with 38 tackles and an interception.