Head Coach Mike Smith was watching another drill at the time, so could not provide specific details to the media. He did confirm the injury was to Douglas’ knee, adding he expects an update from team physicians on Thursday.
“You can’t speculate,” Smith said. “Anytime you lose any player it’s not the best situation. Harry is an integral part of our team.”http://video.atlantafalcons.com/video/135963/135963_2009-08-05-162709.flv
Douglas played in all 16 games for the Falcons as a rookie, catching 23 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for a touchdown and was the team’s primary punt returner for the second half of the year. The Jonesboro native finished his rookie season with 19 returns for 226 yards and a touchdown.
Before the injury Douglas was getting extensive work with the Falcons offense.