But Whitehurst has not practiced since injuring the pinkie on his throwing hand on Friday night against the Saints in New Orleans.
He was vague about what’s wrong with it in a way his coach will surely appreciate.
“It’s just sore right now, it is pretty sore,” he said. “It’s not broken. There is some stuff going on, but hopefully it’ll be quick.”
As for his status for Atlanta, he said: “I can’t really say either way, but I think you guys can figure that out.”
It's a pinkie on a backup quarterback and he said it won't be a regular-season issue. In the meantime, more Mettenberger, which is a good thing.