Hester will require 3-to-6 months to recover from surgery on his right big toe, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Hester was sidelined from the Falcons' third preseason game through Week 12 due to a broken sesamoid bone. Strictly used in the return game but for one offensive snap down the stretch, he compiled eight punt returns for 34 yards and nine kick returns for 235 yards, marking the 10th consecutive season in which he posted more than 20 yards per return in the latter realm. The 33-year-old will now don a cast for the first three months and a walking boot thereafter, with no rehab scheduled until he's spent about a month in the boot.
Hester (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The toe issue limited Hester in practice all week, but he was still given a probable designation and as expected, he'll suit up for a critical divisional matchup. Hester has played in just three games this season and hasn't been a factor in the passing game, logging no targets in any contest.
Hester (toe) is active Sunday against the Buccaneers. Hester was activated from short-term injured reserve Friday and will be active right away in the hope of replacing some of the production lost thanks to Leonard Hankerson's season-ending hamstring injury.
Hester (toe) was activated from short-term injured reserve Friday afternoon, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. With Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) placed on season-ending injured reserve for the corresponding transaction, the Falcons will likely turn to Hester and/or Justin Hardy to fill the No. 3 wide receiver role. Perhaps more important, Hester figures to step in for Eric Weems as the top returner on punts and kickoffs. Outside of return-yardage leagues, Hester can be left on the wire.
Hester (toe) has been cleared to play in the Falcons' Week 13 matchup in Tampa Bay, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. As expected, Hester will be available Week 13 after having been placed on the IR/designated-to-return list after Week 4 with the turf toe injury. His return will likely provide a spark in the return game, as well as a potential deep threat for quarterback Matt Ryan, although Hester's fantasy value remains limited for the time being.
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