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AJ McCarron, the Falcons’ quarterback, was ‘heartbroken’ after suffering a knee injury against the Dolphins.

According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback AJ McCarron will have an MRI on Sunday after suffering a right knee injury against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday.
After the game, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith revealed the team is expecting awful news on quarterback Matt Ryan’s injured knee.
“I have a lot of sympathy for AJ McCarron,” Smith remarked.
“It’s tough when something like that happens and it’s non-contact when you know what these men put into it.”
I’m sorry for AJ.
We’ll have an MRI to make sure, but he’s devastated.
“He had rebounded back and he was out there battling for his team and trying to get the extra yards,” said McCarron, who was hurt in the first quarter of the Dolphins’ 37-17 loss on Saturday.
It’s unclear if he was hurt on a seven-yard run or on the next snap’s non-contact play.
Since being chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014, the 30-year-old has bounced around the league.
He played with the Bengals for three seasons before joining the Raiders in 2018 and then the Texans in 2019 and 2020.
McCarron has completed 62.6% of his throws for 1,173 yards and six touchdowns versus three interceptions in 17 outings.
In Saturday’s game, Feleipe Franks took McCarron’s spot.
The Falcons have only three quarterbacks on the roster, so McCarron will have to be replaced this week.
According to Spotrac, signal-callers Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, and Blake Bortles are among those still available.