If Freeman's concussion is serious then he'll likely miss the team's Week 11 game at Seattle. Freeman and the Falcons agreed to an extension during the offseason to make him the NFL's highest-paid running back with a $41 million deal, featuring $22 million in guarantees.
It would not be a surprise if Freeman's absence extended beyond this week and into multiple games, considering his history, according to sources. While most believed it was a hit from Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens that caused the concussion, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has a different theory. Overall this season, Freeman has rushed for 515 yards and five touchdowns while also catching 19 passes for 137 yards.
Update: Freeman has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day. Running back Tevin Coleman replaced Freeman in the backfield. However, the following season, Freeman broke out, racking up 1,056 yards and a league-leading 11 touchdowns on the ground.