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Falcons T Baker to be examined by hip specialist

Updated: October 28, 2008, 8:58 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons are sending rookie lineman Sam Baker to a pair of specialists after an injured hip failed to improve with treatment.

Baker, a first-round pick who had been starting at left tackle, will not play in Sunday's game at Oakland and it's not known when he might return, coach Mike Smith said.

"We've aggressively treated it and it has not responded," Smith said Tuesday, an off day for the players. "Our medical staff suggested he goes and seeks ...

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