Calvin Ridley out for season with abdominal injury

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ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 08: Calvin Ridley #18 of the Atlanta Falcons makes the reception for a touchdown in the first half on an NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley posted a message on Instagram that said he is out for the season after suffering an abdominal injury during Sunday’s 40-20 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Ridley, a former Alabama standout who caught five passes for 76 yards and a 15-yard touchdown before exiting the game, put together a stellar second season in the NFL. Ridley finishes the season with 63 receptions, 866 yards and a team-leading seven touchdown catches.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 06: Calvin Ridley #18 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass in front of Johnathan Joseph #24 of the Houston Texans during the second half at NRG Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Ridley’s 17 touchdown receptions are the most by any players in his first two seasons since Odell Beckham Jr. caught 25 in 2014 and 2015. The only Falcon with more touchdowns over his first two seasons is Julio Jones with 18.

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