Trufant was placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral on Nov. 29 and had surgery shortly thereafter. The cornerback had one interception and two forced fumbles through nine games played and is undoubtedly one of Atlanta's top playmakers in the secondary. His absence was recognizable during Sunday's Super Bowl, where the
Trufant tended to a shoulder injury throughout November, missing two games as a result. He was diagnosed with a torn pectoral over the weekend, and with season-ending surgery on tap, the Falcons made the obvious roster move. With Trufant sidelined, Jalen Collins will assume starting cornerback duty opposite Robert Alford for the rest of the campaign.
Trufant (shoulder) is scheduled for surgery Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Trufant is set to miss the remainder of the season, a major knock for a Falcons secondary sitting last in the league with 282.2 passing yards allowed per game. Jalen Collins will consequently step into a starting role.
Trufant has a torn pectoral that is expected to require season-ending surgery, ESPN reports.
Trufant was considered a game-time decision as late as Friday, so his diagnosis took a sudden turn for the worse. Jalen Collins will likely step in and start at cornerback with Trufant out.
Considered a game-time decision by head coach Dan Quinn, Trufant was looking to keep his absence to just one outing with the help of the
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