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Akeem Dent Will Not Need Ankle Surgery

What was originally thought a big injury, Falcons LB Akeem Dent will not need ankle surgery

At first, it looked as if Atlanta Falcons‘ inside linebacker Akeem Dent would need to get ankle surgery from an injury he sustained in Week 4 during a loss to the New England Patriots. The injury seemed to carry over through the entire season. After seeking a second opinion, it looks like Dent will not need surgery after all.

When getting the second look at his ankle, Dent was told rest and rehab should help repair the ankle just fine. Dent lost the starting linebacker role because of the lingering injury to undrafted rookie Paul Worrilow. Dent then had to play on special teams.

Dent is entering the final year on the four-year contract he signed in 2011. Dent is expected to be back in play for the starting linebacker role barring any setbacks or if the organization adds anyone from free agency or the draft.

The team recently released Dent’s former teammate Stephen Nicholas last Wednesday. The Falcons suffered from big-time injuries throughout the 2013 season and it hurt the defense more than anything. Dent will count for $860,725 in 2014. The Falcons are praying that he can produce defensively.

If Dent can not, the team can release the former third round pick from Georgia. Either way, Dent will face some type of adversity. Will he overcome the odds?

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.

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