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LT Baker: torn patella tendon?

8/17/2014

Last season, Atlanta Falcons LT Sam Baker missed a dozen games with a torn patella tendon in his left knee. He exited Saturday's preseason game with the Houston Texans, and it appears that it may be a repeat of the same injury -- only to his other knee.

"The early diagnosis for #Falcons LT Sam Baker is a torn patella tendon, per source. If tests confirm, would almost certainly end his season," tweeted NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

The Falcons inserted Lamar Holmes at left tackle when Baker went down last night. However, if Baker is done for the season, then the long-term solution for the Falcons likely will be in the hands of sixth overall pick Jake Matthews.