ATLANTA, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Middle linebacker Ed Hartwell of the Atlanta Falcons likely is done for the season after suffering a right Achilles tendon injury Sunday against New England.
Hartwell was hurt with 3:46 left in the third quarter and had to be helped off the field. He later was carted to the locker room and returned to the sidelines wearing a walking boot and crutches.
"It didn't look good," said Atlanta Coach Jim Mora Jr. "Unless we get divine intervention, he might be done (for the season)."
Hartwell, 26, signed a six-year free-agent contract with the Falcons in the off-season after spending his first four NFL seasons with Baltimore. He was a starter for the Ravens in each of the past three years and registered a career-high 191 tackles in 2002.
The Falcons also will be without defensive back Chris Cash for an extended period. He suffered a possible broken right arm in the fourth quarter of the contest.