Former B1G star suffers concussion in shower
Poor Tevin Coleman.
It hasn’t been the breakout rookie season many expected the former Indiana running back to have. He had a chance at the Atlanta Falcons starting running back job, but suffered an injury in Week 2 and watched Devonta Freeman turn into an All-Pro.
Well, it got worse for Coleman.
On Wednesday, he slipped in the shower and suffered a concussion at the team’s practice facility. Really.
He’s currently going through the league’s protocol system and is questionable to suit up on Sunday when the Falcons take on the unbeaten Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
“You never want to see anybody go down like that, especially a guy who has been working his butt off and getting in his playbook to get back to the level he was playing at early in the season,” fullback Patrick DiMarco told ESPN. “For that to happen, yes, it stinks. But I’m sure he’ll recover quick and be back.”
Coleman was selected by the Falcons in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft after he was a unanimous All-American in his final year in Bloomington. He became just the 18th player in college football history to eclipse the 2,000-mark in a season, which was good for first on the team’s all-time list.
In his first season, Coleman has 392 rushing yards on 87 carries with one touchdown.
Hopefully the Falcons will invest in some shower mats to avoid another slip-up.