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.