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Vick's injury dampens mood in Atlanta

There's nobody like Mike, but he won't be able to help the Falcons for at least six weeks. There's nobody like Mike, but he won't be able to help the Falcons for at least six weeks.
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August 19, 2003

 (Atlanta-AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons insist they're not a one-man team. Well, they're about to find out.

Michael Vick will miss at least the first month of the season after breaking his right leg in a meaningless preseason game. The stunning injury cast a pall over this seemingly snake-bitten franchise, one that seemed to be doing everything right since Arthur Blank bought the team after the 2001 season.

Not to worry. The players say they're going to prove there's more to this team than Number 7. Until Vick's injury, this was shaping up as one of the most anticipated seasons in the Falcons' mostly sorry history.

The team is wearing flashy new uniforms. The Georgia Dome is sold out for the year. There's actually a waiting list for season tickets, a sign of affection that's customary for those World-Stops-On-Sunday places such as Green Bay, New York and Denver.

Then Vick got injured. A broken fibula will need at least six weeks to heal, knocking him out of the first four regular-season games. If complications develop, there's even a chance that surgery would be needed, keeping him out even longer.

Until Vick returns, Doug Johnson is the starting quarterback. He has started just three games in his first three seasons, but the former Florida star has been in Reeves' offense longer than any other quarterback on the roster.

Last season, Johnson came off the bench to guide the Falcons to a key road victory over the New York Giants.

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