Former Florida safety Keanu Neal will miss some time.
Neal, a rookie with the Atlanta Falcons, sustained a minor right knee injury in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Neal is expected to miss three-to-four weeks after undergoing a minor procedure Monday.
Here’s more from Schefter:
Falcons' rookie S Keanu Neal thought his knee injury was minor and it is. But still needs surgery, out 3-4 weeks. pic.twitter.com/tBVlyi8KAX
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2016
Neal, who was drafted 17th overall, has run into injury problems this preseason. As mentioned by ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Neal missed Atlanta’s first preseason game with a “trunk” injury.
Neal had four interceptions, including a career-high three in 2014, during his time with the Gators.