5 Total Updates since December 30, 2012
4 months ago Article 16 comments
John Abraham and William Moore may be limited, but the Falcons are nearing full health before Sunday's playoff tilt with the Seahawks.
5 months ago Update 0 comments
If you're one to doubt Mike Smith when it comes to injuries, take heart. Dunta Robinson himself says he'll be fine.
Calling the concussion milder than the one he sustained in an ugly 2010 collision with DeSean Jackson of the Eagles, Robinson told D. Orlando Ledbetter that he fully expects to be ready to go in a week and a half.
"Nothing too serious," Robinson said. "I’ve had a lot worse before, in 2010 (against the Eagles), when they had to help me walk off the field. So I’m pretty good. I should be back by next week, ready to practice and ready to roll. I won’t be out long at all."
As Caleb noted earlier today, the Falcons have been practicing this week. Robinson and John Abraham are both expected to be fine after they were injured during the Buccaneers game, but William Moore still isn't back on the field and the team doesn't have a set timetable for his return. Cross your fingers.
5 months ago Update 1 comment
We all know that Mike Smith is a little bit oblique when it comes to injuries. He's not one to come right out and say a guy will or won't be playing, and even if he does, a grain of salt is sometimes needed.
Still, it would be hard for Smitty to be more clear than this:
"I can tell you this, on both of the players that left the game yesterday, I fully anticipate that they will be ready to go on Sunday, January 13th at 1 o’clock," Smith said Monday.
I'm inclined to believe it. Robinson is moving through the concussion protocol, as Jay Adams notes, and two weeks should be plenty of time to get him healthy and back on the field if he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
Abraham is the trickier question, since he's older and dealing with a lower leg injury. Everyone around the team seems confident he'll return, however, so I'm cautiously optimistic. Having both players back in action would obviously for huge for a Falcons defense that will need to play well for the Falcons to come up with a win.
William Moore remains a little less certain, with Smith offering up a less confident vote of confidence for the star strong safety. We'll keep you updated as
5 months ago Update 5 comments
Robinson's injury will take a couple of days to evaluate--given that it's a head injury, the Falcons will be cautious--but the team seem quite relieved with how John Abraham is doing. Let's check in with CBS Sports Atlanta:
He left the game vs. the Buccaneers due to injury but was checked out postgame and is "fine" according to the source. The Falcons lost to the Bucs 22-17.
Mike Smith sounded the same kind of note after the game, so unless everyone's in on the conspiracy, it sounds like Abe will be fine. He's got two weeks to rest, and if it's just a tweak or a mild sprain, he should be good to go once the Falcons suit up in the Divisional Round. The Falcons will need their leading pass rusher in that game, and I really hope these team sources are on the money.
5 months ago Article 28 comments
This just keeps getting better!