Test Confirm Falcons S Keanu Neal Out For Season With Torn Achilles

     

According to Vaughn McClure, tests confirmed that Falcons S Keanu Neal has a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the 2019 season. 

Neal also had his 2018 season cut short by a torn ACL in Week 1, so this is unfortunate news for Neal and the Falcons. 

Neal is expected to rehab and return for the 2020 season.

Neal, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2016. He was entering the fourth year of his four-year, $10,737,644 contract when the Falcons picked up his fifth-year option this past April.

Neal stands to make a base salary of $1.914 million for the 2019 season. The fifth-year option will cost the Falcons around $6.7 million for the 2020 season.

Entering Sunday’s game, Neal had appeared in two games and recorded 10 tackles and no interceptions for the Falcons.

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