Uncertainty on Turner's injury

November, 15, 2009
11/15/09
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There was no definitive news after Sunday’s game on Atlanta running back Michael Turner's injured ankle.

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“They still have to look it some more,’’ Turner said. “They don’t even know yet. We’ve got a long bus ride home.’’

Turner walked out of the Atlanta locker room wearing a boot on his right ankle. Atlanta coach Mike Smith said the team’s medical staff will take a closer look at Turner’s ankle Monday.

With Turner out, backup Jason Snelling had to play almost the entire second half. Jerious Norwood, who began the season as the primary backup, was not active Sunday because of an injury.

Team officials didn’t want to speculate on what might happen if it’s determined Turner will be out for a long period. But they indicated there is some hope Norwood could return to action soon.

One scenario that’s sure to be floated by fans is the possibility of the Falcons pursuing Larry Johnson, who was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs last week. But don’t count on that one.

“Not at this time,’’ general manager Thomas Dimitroff said, when asked if the Falcons were pursuing Johnson.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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