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Falcons' Baker to miss season with torn patellar tendon

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Flowery Branch, GA (.com) - Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will miss the 2014 season with a torn patellar tendon in his knee.

Baker left Saturday night's preseason game against the Houston Texans with a right knee injury and the Falcons confirmed the diagnosis late Sunday.

"Following his injury in the game, Sam underwent a number of tests and it was determined that he had suffered a torn patellar tendon and will miss the rest of the season," said Falcons coach Mike Smith. "Sam had worked extremely hard to get back on the field after missing most of last season, and he was having a good camp. I know he is disappointed, but I also know he is a very resilient football player and will do whatever he can to bounce back."

Baker played in just four games last season because of a left knee injury that required surgery in November. The USC product has started 61 of 70 games since the Falcons selected him in the first round of the 2008 draft.

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