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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Knee injury sidelines WR Meier

Meier injured his knee during a preseason game.

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The Atlanta Falcons’ fifth-round pick, Kerry Meier, who was off to a great start in training camp, suffered a knee injury against New England on Thursday night and will miss the 2010 season, the team confirmed Friday.

A team official who confirmed the injury to ESPN.com said it was significant.

The former Kansas University standout was running crisp routes and has shown some nice hands in training camp, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Comments

murph 9 years, 5 months ago

It's too bad... I was so hoping Kerry would have a great year after the awful summer his family endured. He had been getting good reviews for his work at the next level - hope he can pick up where he left off.

Jeff Coffman 9 years, 5 months ago

I've always been curious, do they get some type of payment if they are injured in the preseason, or does it depend on the guarantee of the contract?

Dirk Andrews 9 years, 5 months ago

Damn! I'm really sad to hear this about Kerry, but he'll bounce back. Keep working hard man!

captku 9 years, 5 months ago

When they say knee and out for the season, and after seeing the play in slow mo a couple of times, I am thinking ACL. He was at least able to walk off the field though, so perhaps there is a chance it isn't that severe. He was doing well while in the game also. Plus, he gets to study under Tony Gonzalez. When they interviewed Tony G on the sidelines late in the game, they asked him who was he impressed with in the early going, and one guy he mentioned was #80, and how good his hands were. Always nice to get a KU guy into the limelight. Thanks, Tony, and get well soon Kerry.

Dyrk Dugan 9 years, 5 months ago

this is a big blow. and what a bad break, since he's been thru a lot the last few months.

as a fifth round pick, there are hardly any guarantees. He played very well vs. KC, but now he's just another injured player.

Godspeed to him, but his football career may be over. He'll have to rehab twice as hard as a 1st round pick. we'll see how it goes....he'll always have all those catches as a Jayhawk and the brilliant last minute catch vs. 'ol Mizzou.

Lance Hobson 9 years, 5 months ago

At least he'll get one year of NFL money since they can't cut an injured player.

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