The Atlanta Falcons received some bad news for their wide out core on Thursday, as receiver Brian Finneran will miss the entire season after knee surgery. It’s the second straight year that Finneran will miss, and reports say that this second major injury to the same knee could be career threatening. Finneran had reconstructive surgery on the left knee already last week according to new Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino.
Finneran was a solid wide out for the Falcons before the injury, as in 2005 he led the team with 60 catches for 611 yards and two TD’s. The 31-year-old, 6-foot-5, 210 pound receiver has played 8 seasons in the league, his first with the Eagles in which he caught just two passes. He then came to the Falcons, where in 2002 he had his best season, catching 56 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns.
The former Villanova star re-hurt the knee as he was going through rehab back in May.