Report: Keanu Neal believed to have torn Achilles tendon
Keanu Neal appears to have suffered a significant injury for the second year in a row.
Last year, Neal suffered a torn ACL in the first game of the season and missed the rest of the year. On Sunday, he left the Atlanta Falcons’ game against the Indianapolis Colts with an Achilles injury.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport said Neal is believed to have a torn Achilles tendon.
#Falcons S Keanu Neal is believed to have torn his Achilles in today’s game, source said. When the MRI confirms, he’ll have surgery this week and should be good to go well before the 2020 season. Another bad-luck injury for Neal, but he’s battled back before.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2019
This would be a terrible fate for the 2016 first-round pick. In 2017, Neal had 116 tackles and an interception and made his first Pro Bowl. He didn’t even make it through one game last year and now appears to have suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3.
The 24-year-old safety has 14 tackles this season.