Posted August 06, 2013

Falcons tackle Mike Johnson suffers dislocated left ankle, broken fibula

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Falcons lineman Mike Johnson has a dislocated ankle and broken leg after being injured in practice.  (Getty images)

Falcons lineman Mike Johnson has a dislocated ankle and broken leg after being injured in practice. (Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Tuesday night that offensive right tackle Mike Johnson suffered a dislocated left ankle and fibula fracture during practice.

Johnson was carted off the practice field and taken away in an ambulance after suffering the injury and will have surgery next week.

Johnson, 26, was drafted by the team in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft.

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Johnson saw action in all 16 games last season and had one start.  Johnson had been getting first-team reps during practice at the position and was a leading candidate to replace Tyson Clabo, who was released in the offseason.

Lamar Holmes, who is in his second-year, was the backup and will likely get an opportunity at the starting nod.


1 comments
Craig
Craig

Ouch!  I hope he heals quickly and comes back ready to play again next year.  It's not worth trying to come back too fast.