FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) _ Atlanta Falcons quarterback Byron
Leftwich underwent surgery on his right ankle Wednesday and will be
out three to four weeks.
In his first game as the Falcons starter, Leftwich sustained a
high ankle sprain against New Orleans on Sunday.
The surgical procedure will help speed the recovery process,
coach Bobby Petrino said.
Offensive tackle Todd Weiner underwent the same procedure a
couple of weeks ago.
The Falcons (1-6) are off this week. Leftwich is likely to miss
at least three games but could return for a Thanksgiving night
contest against Indianapolis.
In the meantime, Joey Harrington reclaims his job as the No. 1
quarterback. He started Atlanta's first six games and took over
against the Saints when Leftwich was hurt on the first series of
the second half.
Chris Redman is the only other quarterback on the roster.
Petrino said Warrick Dunn would serve as the emergency quarterback
while Leftwich recovers.
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