After multiple shoulder surgeries, outside linebacker Patrick Hennessey was understandably upset when he slightly tore the capsule in the front of his shoulder against TCU last season. However, that turned out to be the best thing for him.
Hennessey said surgeries had made the capsule on his shoulder too tight, giving him discomfort. That changed after the injury.
“Actually, it feels a lot better since then,” Hennessey said. “When I had problems, it was when I was engaging a blocker in front of me, my shoulder hurt in the back, but since the front is torn a little, it gives me a little more mobility.”
With more mobility, Hennessey said he doesn’t worry about his shoulder anymore. He hasn’t had any problems in training camp, which is good news for the Falcons. The senior, who is back for his fifth year, is a key member of the defense, as long as he stays healthy.
“Better than ever, for the most part,” Hennessey said.