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Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, who suffered an ankle injury in during the closed portion of practice on Sept. 15, was told by the team that he’d be out four to six weeks.

Just two weeks after the injury, Campbell was running with trainers last week. Campbell, the fourth-round pick from Minnesota, started the season-opener against Tampa Bay at weakside linebacker.

The Falcons are getting thin at linebacker with Paul Worrilow out recovering from groin surgery and Sean Weatherspoon leaving the Carolina game with what as announced as a calf/Achilles injury on his right leg.

“I think so,” Campbell said when asked if he was close to returning. “It’s getting better.”

Campbell said he’s going to try to play next week against Denver. “I may have to,” he said because of the injuries. “They said I’m healing fast. I may have to come back. We’ll see.”

Weatherspoon couldn’t put any pressure on his right leg as left the field. Weatherspoon is set to undergo test to determine the extent of his injury.


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