Current Atlanta Falcons and former Missouri Tigers linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Atlanta head coach Mike Smith told AtlantaFalcons.com, “During Sean’s run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury,” 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.”
He recorded 38 tackles in seven games with Atlanta last season, and had interception for a 71-yard touchdown. He started 2013 on injured reserve with a foot injury and then suffered a knee injury in Week 15.
Weatherspoon finished his career at Missouri ranked third on the school’s all-time list.