Falcons OL Johnson injures leg at practice

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Offensive tackle Mike Johnson left the Atlanta Falcons' training camp practice on Tuesday with suffering a dislocated left ankle and broken leg, coach Mike Smith said.

Johnson, who was carted off the field and taken to a hospital in an ambulance, will need surgery next wee, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. There was no immediate timetable on when Johnson might return.

The 26-year-old Johnson was listed atop the team's depth chart but was competing with Lamar Holmes for a starting job. His loss impacts the depth on the Falcons' relatively thin offensive line.

Johnson, a third-year pro, played in 16 games and started one last year for the Falcons.
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