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Mike Smith Hospitalized For Chest Pains After Falcons Game

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was hospitalized after the win over Carolina with chest pains.

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Following Atlanta's come from behind victory over the Carolina Panthers, Falcons coach Mike Smith was rushed to the hospital with chest pains prior to boarding the team's charter flight home.

Following the Falcons game vs. Carolina today, Head Coach Mike Smith was transported to a hospital in Charlotte for a non-emergency matter. Coach Smith is resting comfortably, his tests reaffirmed his health, and he is expected to be in Atlanta on Monday. The Falcons will provide further information as it becomes available.

According to SI's Peter King, Falcons owner Arthur Blank is sending a plane from Atlanta to Charlotte to transport both Smith and Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff back to Atlanta. King also reports that Smith plans to be at the coaches meeting on Monday.

Breaking3: Owner Arthur Blank sending plane from Atlanta to Charlotte to transport Smith, Dimitroff back to Georgia. Should be back by 2 am.

I've known Dimitroff for quite a while; he was very optimistic about Smith's health tonight. Smith plans to be at coaches' meeting Mon at 4.

The Falcons have short week to prepare in Week 15 as they will play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at the Georgia Dome.

For more on Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons be sure to check out The Falcoholic.

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