Falcons lose veteran tackle for rest of season with knee injury Print
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Tuesday, 09 October 2007 12:20
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 FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Wayne Gandy will miss the rest of the season after the first major injury of his 14-year career.
The Falcons confirmed Tuesday that Gandy tore the anterior cruciate ligament on Atlanta's next-to-last offensive play of a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. He will need surgery, another blow to a team that lost four of its first five games and is still dealing with the stunning downfall of quarterback Michael Vick.
The 36-year-old Gandy was in his 14th NFL season and second with the Falcons. He tried to walk off the field Sunday, but had to be taken off on a cart. The Falcons had suspected the worst, and coach Bobby Petrino said after the game that it didn't look good.
``That would certainly be something that would hurt us,'' the first-year coach said. ``He's been a very good leader for our football team.''
Gandy has played in 212 out of 213 games during his long career, which began with the Rams and has included stints with Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Atlanta. He started all 16 games in 10 of the last 11 seasons.
Renardo Foster, an undrafted rookie who played for Petrino at Lousiville, will take over the crucial left tackle spot for Gandy.
The Falcons placed Gandy on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Harvey Dahl from San Francisco's practice squad. Dahl was signed to Atlanta's active roster.
Dahl (6-5, 313) signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He was waived by the Cowboys later in the year before signing with the 49ers. He played in four games for San Francisco last season.
The Falcons also waived defensive end Kevin Huntley from their practice squad.
 

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