FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Roberto Clemente Jersey . -- Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon on Tuesday and will miss the 2014 season. Weatherspoon suffered the injury while running under the supervision of the teams medical staff. Weatherspoon had been held out of the organized team activities as he was continuing his recovery from a foot injury that limited him to only seven games in 2013. The loss of Weatherspoon, the teams first-round pick from Missouri in 2010, is a blow to the Falcons, whose disappointing 4-12 finish in 2013 was marked by a string of injuries. Weatherspoon has eight sacks and two interceptions in his first four seasons. Weatherspoon has managed to play a full 16 games in only one season, 2011, when he had 80 tackles and a career-high four sacks. Coach Mike Smith said in a statement released by the team on Tuesday night Weatherspoon is expected to make a full recovery following surgery. "During Seans run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," Smith said. "We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. "Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery." Weatherspoons 2013 injury forced the Falcons to rely on two undrafted rookies, Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow. Worrilow led the team in tackles and Bartu was third. Before Weatherspoons latest injury was disclosed, Smith said Tuesday that Bartu and Worrilow have matured in the off-season. "Two guys who ended up playing a bunch of snaps for us last year have improved and matured," Smith said, referring to Worrilow and Bartu. 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It rules him out of a string of crucial games for City, starting with their Super Sunday showdown against Manchester United, live on Sky Sports. Citys defensive problems were compounded as Nicolas Otamendi was also forced off later in the first half, but it is the loss of Kompany that will cause the most concern as they enter the final two months of the season. The Belgian has been sidelined for 27 of Citys 46 games in all competitions this season due to persistent calf problems, and he has been sorely missed, with the likes of Mangala and Martin Demichelis struggling in his absence. Man City with and without Vincent Kompany starting - PL 2015/16 With Kompany Premier League 2015/16 Without Kompany 13 Games 16 8 Wins 7 3 Draws 3 2 Losses 6 61.54% Win % 43.75% 6 Goals conceded 25 194 Mins per goal conceded 65 9 Clean sheets 4 Statistics highlight his importance to the side. Barry Bonds Jersey. Citys Premier League win percentage with Kompany starting this season is 61.54 per cent compared to 43.75 per cent without him, and their defensive record is also far better with the Belgian starting.City have kept nine clean sheets in the 13 games he has started and just four in 16 he has missed, and they have averaged just 0.46 goals conceded with him compared 1.56 without him. Vincent Kompany has been troubled by a calf problem throughout the campaign It all adds up to a major headache for Pellegrini. Mangala and Demichelis didnt have too many problems dealing with the minimal threat of Dynamo Kiev, but there are far tougher games ahead, and the City boss will be all too aware of the potential repercussions of losing Kompany.Citys Premier League title hopes are already hanging by a thread, and a failure to win Sundays Manchester derby could leave them sweating on a top-four finish. Without their leader, the challenges ahead look considerably harder. 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