ATL Falcons' Desmond Trufant — Teases Possible 2016 Return … Though Highly Unlikely (VIDEO)

11/29/2016 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Atlanta Falcons superstar cornerback Desmond Trufant is hinting that he could return to the field THIS SEASON should the team make a deep run in the playoffs … but it’s a MAJOR long shot. 

Trufant landed in L.A. early Tuesday — after the team placed him on injured reserve due to a bad pectoral injury. He’s expected to undergo surgery either today or Wednesday. 

Here’s the thing … when we asked him if there was a shot he could come back this season, he didn’t say no … instead telling us, “We’ll see.”

We looked into it and technically there’s a chance. Our NFL sources tell us he’d be eligible to return for the Super Bowl if the team makes it that far … AND if the Falcons don’t pull any other player off the IR before then.

However, our Falcons sources tell us it’s HIGHLY UNLIKELY … because the surgery typically sidelines players for several months and the odds of Trufant being healthy enough to play by Feb. 5 are slim.  

Still, we’re told the guy has a crazy work ethic and at the very least should be back killin’ it for the Falcons next season. 

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