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Falcons vs. Packers post-game injury update: who needs safeties anyway?

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The Atlanta Falcons just lost an unexpectedly close, hard fought game against a very good football team. Take that for what it is.

But there were injuries, many of them, and we're going to break them down for you. Here goes ...

William Moore limped off the field in the 1st quarter after tackling the hefty Eddy Lacy. Trainers tended to his right foot, removing the tape covering that shoe. His return was deemed questionable and he never made it back. To be fair, with the way Mike Nolan was playing his safeties, it's not like he was missed.

Paul Soliai had a nasty collision with Joplo Bartu in the 2nd quarter. It looked like he was favoring his shoulder, and to be frank, that's a lot of beef smashing together. He had to be helped off the field by the training staff but eventually returned in the 2nd half.

Matt Ryan tweaked his back in the 3rd quarter. Jake Matthews couldn't hold off his luscious-locked cousin and Ryan found himself in said cousin's armpit, only to be slammed to the turf. You could see him writhing in pain, which is always awesome.

Kemal Ishmael was involved in a huge collision with Randall Cobb and Dwight Lowery in the third quarter. The helmet crack was a bit nauseating, and Ishmael spent a while rolling around on the ground. He walked off the field with the help of the training staff, leaving Lowery and Dez Southward as the Falcons' only healthy safeties. Ishmael came back into the game, only to get burned by Jordy Nelson on a 60 yard touchdown.

Julio Jones was pulled by the training staff in the 4th quarter, after setting the Falcons' single game receiving yards record. They literally took his helmet from him. He had an issue with his left side, probably his hip or upper leg. He was pretty upset walking up and down the sideline.

Jon Asamoah also left the game in the 4th quarter. He had a back injury of some sort. To be honest, Asamoah has been incredibly durable this season, notwithstanding the frailty of the rest of the offensive line.

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