September 9, 2019 / 6:33 PM / 10 months ago

Report: Falcons OL Lindstrom out with broken foot

FILE PHOTO: Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Chris Lindstrom (63) blocks against New York Jets defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi (94) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom is expected to be in a walking boot for about eight weeks after suffering a broken foot Sunday, according to NFL Network.

Lindstrom, the 14th overall pick in the 2019 draft out of Boston College, started at right guard against the Minnesota Vikings in his NFL debut.

He is expected to land on injured reserve but could return late in the season.

Lindstrom, 22, signed a four-year, $14.7 million rookie contract that included an $8.7 million signing bonus.

Another first-round rookie, Kaleb McGary, started at right tackle in Sunday’s 28-12 loss five weeks after undergoing a cardiac ablation, a procedure designed to correct heart rhythm issues. He played 40 snaps, per NFL Network.

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