Falcons getting hit with injuries

ATLANTA – The Falcons are leading, 7-3, at the end of the first quarter, but they’re getting beat up.

Two starters got hurt in the first quarter. Fullback Ovie Mughelli has left the game with a hamstring injury and the team is saying his return is questionable. The Falcons don’t even list a backup fullback on their depth chart, but reserve tailback Jason Snelling has played there some in the past.

Safety Thomas DeCoud also left the game in the first quarter after being shaken up while making a tackle. The Falcons haven’t announced anything on DeCoud’s injury or if he’s expected to return. Erik Coleman went in and finished the last drive in DeCoud’s place.

We’ll see if DeCoud goes back in for the next defensive series. After receiving some medical attention, he now is sitting on the bench with the rest of the defensive backs.