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ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 07:  Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Sean Jones #26 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on November 7 2010 in Atlanta Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 07: Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Sean Jones #26 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on November 7 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Roddy White and Todd McClure got banged up Sunday, and that was plenty of reason for concern.

After all, White has been arguably the most important player on the field for the Falcons, what with his pass-catching wizardry and warlike words for our opponents. Missing him against a recovering Ravens secondary and stout run defense would be a big problem.

Same with McClure, really. He's one of the most reliable centers in the game of football today, and despite his advancing age I'd much rather have him snapping the ball than rookie Joe Hawley. The present is as important as the future with the Falcons in the middle of a playoff run—as I'll expound upon further in a post tomorrow morning.

Thankfully, they're both saying they're ready for the Ravens. With only four days until the next game, any serious injuries would be impossible to overcome, so it's a huge relief that we'll have both of these guys. The larger question is whether Sean Weatherspoon, who is slowly recovering, can make it onto the field.

Thankfully for the Falcons, they won't miss 'Spoon as much as they'd miss White and McClure. May both have great games Thursday night.