- By D. Orlando Ledbetter The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.