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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Placed on IR

    Atlanta placed Hennessy (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports. Hennessy suffered a knee injury in late July and was sidelined for two weeks, despite optimism that the issue was minor. However, the 2020 third-round pick, who's dealt with lingering knee issues for two years, will now be forced to miss the entire 2023 campaign, barring an injury settlement. In his absence, rookie second-round pick Matthew Bergeron is slated to start at right guard to open the regular season.
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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Set to return next week

    Head coach Arthur Smith told reporters Saturday that Hennessy (knee), who left practice Friday, is expected to return next week and will be back "sooner than later," Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports. Hennessy went down during 11-on-11 drills Friday and got an MRI done on his knee. It seems like he has avoided serious injury, with Smith adding that the results were "good news." Hennessy was practicing with the first-team offense at left guard to start training camp and will look to resume that role once healthy.
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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Getting MRI on knee

    Hennessy left practice Friday and is set to receive an MRI on his knee, Michael Rothstein of reports. Hennessy sat on the ground for several minutes after going down on a run play during 11-on-11 team drills. Head coach Arthur Smith told reporters Friday that Hennessy is getting an MRI on his knee and that the team will know the severity of the injury Saturday. Matthew Bergeron, who the Falcons selected in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, took Hennessy's place with the first unit for the remainder of practice.
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