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Ovie Mughelli Injury: Pro Bowler Takes Shot To Knee, Limps Off

Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli suffered a knee injury and was helped off the field in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions. The Pro Bowler was catching a dump-off pass from previously injured quarterback Matt Ryan, at which point he took an instant hit from cornerback Louis Delmas. Mughelli is questionable to return after being carted to the locker room.

Mughelli curled up and grabbed his knee as Delmas motioned for sideline help. Delmas was seen kneeling and perhaps praying while Mughelli was checked out by Falcons staff.

Trainers had to help the fullback off the field. He was clearly wincing, but he was able to put a little bit of weight on it as he approached the sideline.

He'll likely be replaced by Jason Snelling in two-back sets, but the Falcons may opt to stick with one-back formations for much of the rest of this game.

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.