Baker Shaking Out the Cobwebs

Sam Baker has not gotten off to a good start on his Falcons' career. The first-round pick has played pretty well when he's been in the lineup, but he's been laid low by a concussion against Tampa Bay that has given him trouble for two weeks.

Baker had to leave last week's game against the the Chiefs, but he had to leave the game with what he described as "not a feeling of well-being." The problems can best be described as flu-like, but that isn't too far away from a descriptions of the side-effects of post-concussion syndrome, which can include: fatigue, headaches, nausea and vomiting.

Baker hopes to play this week, but if there's any worry that he's still not fully recovered from the concussion, it's better to err on the side of caution. The Falcons have a solid backup in Todd Weiner, and it's more important to get a healthy Baker back for a long period of time than to risk any chance of developing a recurring problem with concussions.

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