RB - ATL
Ito Smith (neck) was placed on the injured reserve Saturday.
Smith was never able to shake off concussion and neck injury he suffered in Week 7. He could simply be dealing with concussions symptoms and a lingering neck issue. With Smith out for the season, Brian Hill will operate as the number two running back behind starter Devonta Freeman.
The Falcons have ruled Ito Smith out for Week 10 due to his neck injury.
Smith was able to clear concussion protocol this week, but he wasn't able to get past his neck injury to make it back. Devontae Freeman will continue to lead the way for Atlanta, and could see an uptick in receptions and goal-line carries. Freeman will now be backed up by Brian Hill.
Falcons running back Ito Smith missed practice Thursday due to a neck injury, according to the team's official injury report.
Smith has not played since Week 7 against the Rams when he saw just one touch, and although he has cleared the concussion protocol, he has now missed two straight practices ahead of Week 10 and could be in line to miss a second straight game.
Ito Smith (head/neck) has entered the NFL's concussion protocol and has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 8 contest against the Seahawks, confirmed Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn.
Smith was removed from the Falcons' Week 7 loss to the Rams with what were termed as head and neck injury, but follow-up tests revealed that the running back had sustained a concussion. The Falcons were not confident enough that he would clear the concussion protocol by then and have ruled him out for Week 8. Kenjon Barner or Brian Hill will backup starter Devonta Freeman.
Falcons beat writer Vaughn McClure is reporting RB Ito Smith (neck) suffered a stinger in Week 7.
A stinger is a best-case scenario after Smith took a severe helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's loss. Should Smith miss time, Brian Hill would get a bump on the depth chart. Smith carried the ball once for a seven-yard gain before his injury.
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