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Friday, November 27, 2009
Checking in on the injuries that matter most

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Time to check in on the injuries that matter most in the NFC South.

Atlanta running back Michael Turner is listed as questionable for Sunday. He’s been practicing on a limited basis. Coach Mike Smith said the Falcons will make a game-time decision on Turner. Actually, they’ll probably test Turner out a couple of hours before the game and make a decision then.

The Bucs are healthier than they’ve been all season, which is nice. They had every one practice Friday and the handful of guys on the injury report are all probable.

The Panthers are listing linebacker Na’il Diggs as questionable. But he did practice on a limited basis. In the John Fox School of Injuries, practicing on Friday usually means you’re going to play.

The Saints don’t have to file an injury report declaring the status of players until Saturday because they don’t play until Monday night. But defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, who has missed the last four games, appears to be set to return to the lineup.