Tackle Mike Johnson Suffers Leg Injury in Practice

Mike Johnson's injury means Lamar Holmes is the frontrunner for the starting right tackle spot. (Bill Feig)

Mike Johnson’s injury makes Lamar Holmes the front-runner for the starting right tackle spot. (Bill Feig)

After releasing veteran Tyson Clabo, the Atlanta Falcons opened up a hole at the right tackle position.

Mike Johnson, who was listed as the top right tackle on the depth chart, suffered a serious leg injury in practice today.  In fact, the injury was so severe, he left the field in an ambulance.

As it turns out, Johnson dislocated his left ankle and fractured his fibula.

Depth issues aside, you hate to see this for Johnson. He had an opportunity to earn a starting spot, and this happens.

Now, it’s Lamar Holmes’ job to lose.

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