Atlanta Falcons playoff injury update – Julio Jones
Atlanta Falcons playoff injury update heading into Saturday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Atlanta Falcons will take on the Los Angeles Rams in a win or go home wild card game Saturday night. Heading into Saturday, many questions have surrounded the health and availability of Falcons Running Back Devonta Freeman and Wide Receiver Julio Jones.
Well, there is some good news for Falcons fans. Per ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure, all Falcons listed on the injury report earlier this week are cleared to play and are no longer questionable. Devonta Freeman was limited in practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury but as the team flew to Los Angeles today, there is no doubt he will be ready to go for his team Saturday night.
Julio Jones was also limited in practice during the week, but his status improved. He is ready to go on Saturday.
Falcons Center Alex Mack is still battling his calf injury, but Mack will still play in Los Angeles. Mack played through an injury in Super Bowl LI.
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Atlanta Guard Andy Levitre is officially out for the playoffs after aggravating his triceps injury in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. He missed the previous three games due to the same injury. Levitre only played five snaps against the Panthers.
Falcons fans should be relieved to know that Atlanta Defense End Adrian Clayborn, Receiver Taylor Gabriel, Tight End Levine Toilolo and Receiver Andre Roberts‘ services will be available on Saturday night. With a healthy Falcons team in the playoffs, Atlanta now presents itself as a threat to other NFC contenders such as the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.
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If the Falcons intend to with their first matchup of this playoffs, they will need to be healthy. And as of now, they are healthy.