Warrick Dunn to Miss Training Camp with Back Injury


NFL.com is reporting that Warrick Dunn underwent back surgery and will be out three to four weeks. The Atlanta Falcons waited to release the news of Dunn’s injury while they dealt with the federal indictment of Michael Vick. Dunn injured his back during a workout on July 21st. Dunn is expected to miss all of training camp and the first two preseason games. He should be ready to go for the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Jerious Norwood will fill Dunn’s shoes as the starting RB for the Falcons. Norwood is a solid young back and should do a pretty good job in Dunn’s absence.
The loss of Dunn will hurt the Falcons’ continuity on offense. They already have to deal with a huge question mark at quarterback and now there is another player on the offense who won’t be in the huddle at training camp but will be when the season starts.

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One Response to “Warrick Dunn to Miss Training Camp with Back Injury”

  1. Russ Loede says:

    RB Jerious Norwood will have a “Frank Gore” kind of season ~ putting up close to 1,500 yards this season if Atlanta plays it smart by giving him the majority of the reps/plays/carries as the “MAIN” RB – leading to 75% – around 80% of the rushes being the #1 Starter, using Dunn spraingly on 3rd downs… He will make every team that passed him up regret their decisions… He can run you over and speed by you – making you miss ~ he will have 3-4 TD’s of over 50 yards and score 12 time this year. Norwood is the next best RB in the NFL
    (Top 10 @ least after this season) and will SHOWCASE his SKILLS becoming a workhorse in ’07 – giving Falcon fans somebody to root for – something good/worthy to cheer for as he racks up the big yardage every Sunday en route to making his way to the end zone via the breakaway run, juke move, or broken tackle(s). Atlanta fans and the entire league better keep an eye this rising star!!!