The Falcons released an updated injury report Saturday afternoon, with few changes. As previously reported, left tackle Sam Baker (knee) and middle linebacker Akeem Dent (ankle) were both ruled out for Monday night's game early in the week, and today it was confirmed that running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) will sit out Monday as well.
Receivers Julio Jones (knee) and Roddy White (ankle), cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh), and linebacker Paul Worrilow (knee) were all limited in practice, and all are questionable for the contest with the Jets on Monday. Added to the questionable list was tight end Chase Coffman, who apparently injured his knee at practice at some point this week. Coffman was limited in practice today, his first appearance on the list this week, and is questionable for Monday.
The Jets injury report is even longer than Atlanta's. Offensive lineman Oday Aboushi (knee), wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot/hamstring) and cornerback Dee Milliner (hamstring) have all been ruled out for Monday Night Football. Wide receiver Clyde Gates (knee) was held out of practice Saturday, after being limited on Friday, and is listed as questionable. Tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) is also questionable for Monday's game.
The Jets have a lot of big names on their injury report--quarterback Geno Smith (ankle), defensive end Quinton Coples (ankle), cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip), and others, but they all practiced fully all week and are probable for Monday. The only exceptions are wide receiver Stephen Hill (concussion) who was held out of practice Thursday, and limited Friday, but practiced fully on Saturday, and running back Chris Ivory (hamstring), who was limited in practice both Friday and Saturday after sitting out Thursday. Both Hill and Ivory are listed as probable for Monday's game.
We know Roddy White's ankle is slowing him down considerably, and it's reasonable to expect that he won't be close to 100% against the Jets. The fact that both Asante Samuel and Paul Worrilow practiced today, even in a limited capacity, is a good sign that they will be available to start on Monday night. Julio is questionable, but he should be okay for Monday's game. It's too bad that Chase Coffman is injured, but he has been used so sparingly this season that it probably doesn't make a huge difference, honestly.
As far as the Jets, many of their injured players have practiced fully, but have injuries that may impact their effectiveness. Geno Smith may be less mobile with an injured ankle. Antonio Cromartie may find it more difficult to turn to make a play on the ball with a hip injury. Chris Ivory may be a step slow with an injured hamstring.
Do you think the Jets' and Falcons' respective injuries will have any impact on Monday's game?