Falcons’ McKinley has ‘clean up’ surgery 

Feb 01, 2018
Dec 18, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (98) looks on as he stretches before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley had surgery that was described as a “clean up” by a person familiar with the procedure.

McKinley took to Twitter to ask for prayers. 

McKinley appeared to suffer a left arm injury in the 15-10 loss to the Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs. After the injury, he returned to the game. 

McKinley had offseason shoulder surgery in March. McKinley, a rookie this season, said he played his last two seasons at UCLA with a torn labrum and fractured socket.

He was listed on the Falcons’ official injury reports with a shoulder injury in Weeks 7, 9, 10 and 11.