Atlanta Falcons injury update: Divisional Round
The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles starters have a clean bill of health. All starters appear to be a go for Saturday’s divisional round matchup.
The Atlanta Falcons secured a solid 26-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Now, they will head to Philadelphia to take on the Carson Wentz-less Eagles.
The Eagles will have a backup quarterback under center, but will there be any other starters (for either team) out on Saturday?
As of now, both Atlanta and Philadelphia will all starters (minus Wentz) available for the Divisional Round game.
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Falcons Running Back Devonta Freeman has been battling a knee injury but, it has not slowed down his speed or explosiveness. He was limited in practice on Thursday to preserve his health and will be ready to go against the Eagles.
Atlanta Wide Receiver Julio Jones was limited in practice on Thursday with an ankle injury but will not miss any time against Philadelphia. This week, Jones was seen catching passes in practice at Flowery Branch, as reported by ESPN.com’s Vaughn McClure.
"“If I’m suited up, Im going.” – Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones"
Falcons Wide Receiver Mohamed Sanu was limited in practice on Thursday with a knee injury. He has been battling this injury for a few weeks, but it won’t affect his availability on Saturday.
And Atlanta Tight End Levine Toilolo will also be ready to suit up for the Falcons on Saturday as he participated in full practice on Thursday. He had previously dealt with a knee injury.
There was concern about Eagles Running back Jay Ajayi‘s knee injury but it did not affect him at all during practice this week. He participated in full practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Eagles Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, Defensive End Brandon Graham, and Cornerback Jalen Mills, and Halapoulivaati Vaitai were all participating in full practice for Philadelphia on Thursday. Cornerback Sidney Jones was the only Eagle limited in practice.
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We will keep you posted on any injury updates regarding the Falcons.