Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Checking injuries for Falcons-Packers
By Pat Yasinskas
The Falcons and the Packers just sent out their first injury reports for the week for Saturday night’s playoff game. Let’s take a look.
Atlanta. The Falcons appear pretty healthy after having a first-round bye. They listed seven players on the injury report, but only cornerback Brian Williams (knee) did not take part in Wednesday’s practice. Defensive end John Abraham (groin), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), safety Thomas DeCoud (ankle), linebacker Curtis Lofton (knee), center Todd McClure (ankle) and receiver Roddy White (knee) all took part in practice on a limited basis. The Falcons frequently rested Abraham and McClure in practices during the regular season. Lofton, Babineaux and White were all dealing with their injuries later in the season and it wasn’t uncommon for them to sit out or practice on a limited basis near the end of the regular season.
Green Bay. The Packers have 11 players on the injury report and three of them participated fully in practice. Only linebacker Frank Zombo (knee) and offensive lineman Jason Spitz (calf) sat out completely. Safety Atari Bigby (groin), tackle Bryan Bulaga (shoulder), tackle Chad Clifton (knee), fullback Korey Hall (knee), defensive end Cullen Jenkins (calf) and linebacker Clay Matthews (calf) practiced on a limited basis.