Falcons left tackle Sam Baker is now among Atlanta's litany of injuries. The veteran suffered an injury to his left knee in the second quarter of Atlanta's Week 4 game against the Patriots. He is currently in the locker room receiving further evaluation and is questionable to return, according to Yahoo Sports.
Baker is the latest blow to an already banged-up Falcons team. Atlanta was already without cornerback Asante Samuel and running back Steven Jackson before Baker suffered the knee injury, and Roddy White continues to play with an ankle sprain. The Falcons have also already lost several other key role players for the season and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is currently on the short-term injured reserve list.
The Falcons are currently 1-2 and are running out of bodies on both sides of the ball. Atlanta features several backups on defense and is starting to see its offense turn into a MASH unit. A long-term injury to Baker would leave the Falcons without their starting left tackle.
The Patriots are tied with the Falcons, 10-10 in the third quarter.