How many times in the past five years or so have we been stunned at how many players are listed on the Atlanta Falcons injury report each week?
There is no answer to that question but it has happened a lot, that’s for sure. It is the unfortunate part of the NFL, as you routinely see star players getting injured. Already in week one, we have seen T.J. Watt, Dak Prescott, Keenan Allen, and others get injured.
However, the Atlanta Falcons are a different story as they are one of the healthiest teams in the league so far.
The Atlanta Falcons injury report is gratifyingly short
The Atlanta Falcons are preparing to take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and they basically had full participation in practice.
- Damien Williams (rib) – Did not practice
Yes, one player, the Falcons only have one player who is injured and that is something worth celebrating. While it is early in the season, it is still rare to have just one injury in a sport that has grown men running full speed into each other snap after snap.
Most notably, Drake London is no longer listed despite seeing significant snaps in a game he was questionable for. Seems like we are in the clear with him but keep your fingers crossed.
However, this obviously does not include the players on injured reserve. The Falcons have seven players currently dealing with significant injuries.
- Beau Brinkley
- Marlon Davidson
- Deion Jones
- John FitzPatrick
- Jalen Mayfield
- Isaiah Oliver
- Vincent Taylor
None of those players are absolutely vital to the success of the Atlanta Falcons though. Sure, it would be nice to have Marlon Davidson, Isaiah Oliver, and Deion Jones (maybe), but none of those guys are players who would move the needle for this team.
So, while we suffered a terrible loss on Sunday, we can at least be happy that we escaped the game without a major injury. Hopefully, that will continue because this team has suffered their fair share of injuries in years prior.
Speaking of positives, read the article below if you want to hear some more positives from the heartbreaking loss.