Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith has announced left tackle Will Svitek will miss the remainder of the season with an upper arm injury. He suffered the injury in practice yesterday.
Svitek took over for the injured Sam Baker in 2011, starting 10 games. Smith has repeatedly said all positions on the offensive line were open; Svitek’s injury makes it easier for Baker to reclaim his starting left tackle job.
The loss of Svitek also presents a depth issue. The Falcons may look to sign another left tackle or depend on rookie tackle Lamar Holmes to be the primary backup.