Falcons’ Drake London sustains a knee injury, will not return

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

DETROIT -- Falcons rookie wide receiver Drake London sustained a knee injury on the team’s opening offensive drive Friday night and will not return to the game against the Lions.

On a first down-and-20 from their 21, Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota connected with London for a 24-yard gain.

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The Falcons went on to score on a 6-yard touchdown run by Mariota to cap a 12-play, 82-yard drive that took 9:27 off the clock and tied the score at 7-7.

London, who was taken with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft, is being counted on to help the wide receiving corps.