Thursday December 24th, 2015

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is in concussion protocol after slipping in the shower and hitting his head, head coach Dan Quinn said Thursday.

Coleman, who was selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Indiana, was the starting running back for the Falcons this season until he fractured his rib during Week 2’s game against the New York Giants.

Devonta Freeman took over as Atlanta’s starting running back following Coleman’s injury.

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In 12 games this season, Coleman has run for 392 yards on 87 carries and one touchdown. His status for this week’s game against the Carolina Panthers is uncertain. Without Coleman, Terron Ward would serve as Freeman’s backup.

- Xandria James

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