UPDATE: Chris Lindstrom is headed to the injured list with a designation to return, according to NFL media. Please return for updates.
Falcons first-round pick Chris Lindstrom left the game with a foot injury against the Vikings in the third quarter of the 28-12 loss on Sunday.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn didn’t provide an updated when asked about the starting offensive lineman’s injury after the game.
“Lindstrom, we should have an update for you tomorrow,” Quinn said. “He wasn't able to return with his foot, but we'll get a better feel for that once all the doctors and everybody commit to what his injury is.”
The Falcons fear that the foot is fractured, according to Jay Glazer.
The team would not immediately confirm the report.
Lindstorm, who was selected with the 14th overall pick, was slated to be the center piece of the Falcons’ revamped offensive line. He opened training camp with the first-team offense and started the regular-season opener against the Vikings at right guard.
Wes Schweitzer replaced Lindstorm in the game. Jamon Brown, who lost the starting left guard battle with James Carpenter, was inactive for the Vikings’ game.
The Falcons also have guard Sean Harlow on the practice squad.
Also, wide receiver Russell Gage left the game in the second quarter after getting hit in the helmet and is in the concussion protocol. No penalty was called on the hit.
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