Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will miss the 2014 season with a torn patella tendon, adding to his extensive injury history.
Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker has never been able to catch a break when it comes to injuries, and this year will be no different.
Baker will be out for the season with a torn patella tendon. Ian Rapoport, NFL Media insider, confirmed the news on Twitter.
The tests confirmed the expected result: #Falcons LT Sam Baker is out for the season with a torn patella tendon. Jake Matthews is up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2014
The 2008 first-round pick also had to miss about half of last season to have surgery on his left knee. This makes it convenient that the Falcons drafted Jake Matthews in the first round, and he has enough potential to produce right away even though left tackle will be a challenging adjustment for him.