Thursday, September 20, 2012

Brent Grimes Out With Achilles Tendon Rupture

English: Cornerback Brent Grimes of the Hambur...
English: Cornerback Brent Grimes of the Hamburg Sea Devils intercepting a ball (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes has been placed on the injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season because of an Achilles tendon rupture. He ruptured the tendon during Week 1 against Kansas City. The injury was originally thought to be a calf injury, but an MRI showed the tear.
This is a big blow to the Falcon's defense. Grimes was a former undrafted free agent out of Shippensburg University, was on the Pro Bowl team in 2010 and 2011, before a knee injury ended his season. Grimes is the team's franchise player, earning a whopping $10 million.
"Obviously it hurts our depth anytime you lose a player of that caliber," said Smith. "Brent has made a number of big plays since we've been here. He's been the cornerstone at that corner position, on both the left and right side. We've got to have that next man up mentality. That's how we have to approach it."
However, this will open up opportunities for players like Dominique Franks and Chris Owens to step up.
As we've seen in the past, surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon requires a lot of recovery time, so don't expect to see Grimes back on the field before the end of the season.
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