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Colts star LB Darius Leonard (concussion) out against Falcons in Week 3

Jesse Reed
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts will have to find a way to slow down the potent Atlanta Falcons offense without star linebacker Darius Leonard, who will miss the Week 3 game due to a concussion.

Leonard missed practice all week with concussion symptoms that showed up after the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. During the game, Leonard was extremely effective and active, tallying 10 tackles and a sack.

So far this season, Leonard has done plenty to show last year’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award was no fluke. One of the best overall linebackers in the NFL today, his absence will be tough to overcome for Indianapolis’ defense this Sunday.