Unfortunate news was broken on Tuesday at Falcons camp, when head coach Mike Smith said that linebacker Lofa Tatupu will likely miss the entire 2012 season due to a pectoral injury sustained on Friday. The official report was posted on the Falcons' official website.
As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week, after further testing, it was determined that he would require a procedure to repair the injury and unfortunately he will miss the entire season
Tatupu missed all of last season with an injury as well. Through his career, six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Tatupu recorded 408 solo tackles, 10 interceptions and eight and one-half sacks. He also was good in pass coverage, getting credit for 39 passes defended.
With his injury the Falcons are going to have to scramble and see if there are linebackers available to help replace Tatupu. The Falcons were hoping that Tatupu was going to be a key contributor on the defense this season.