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Falcons injury update: receivers get banged up in decisive victory

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Kevin C. Cox

Wow. Just wow. That was an absolutely fantastic game; certainly one of the best in recent memory. Let's break down the injuries.

The first injury scare of the night was caused by the pyrotechnic staff at the Dome. As the players ran out of the tunnel, sparks flew into Matt Ryan's eye. He had to throw in eye drops, but then he was fine. And judging by his play, there weren't any lasting effects.

Harry Douglas went down with just over 4 minutes remaining in the 2nd quarter. He tried to make it to the sideline but couldn't. He had to be helped off the field and into the locker room before halftime. He ultimately wouldn't return to the game, after suffering what was described as an injury to his left foot. For what it's worth, he was jumping around the sideline in the second half, celebrating the butt kicking the Falcons were laying on the Bucs. He did still look to be hurting a bit. You'd think he was kept out simply as a precaution.

Devin Hester looked like he cramped up just before the first half. He walked himself off the field and into the locker room. If anything, it got Courtney Roby some playing time. He came back and played in the second half, which was reassuring. He did go back to the locker room at the end of the 3rd quarter. He apparently was cramping back up and they had him connected to an IV. The hashtag #devinhesterproblems comes to mind.

Dwight Lowery nearly picked off Matt Glennon in the 3rd quarter. Unfortunately, he went way up, then fell hard on his back. He laid on the ground for a while, and with Lowery, you're always worried about a potential concussion. He jogged off the field but Mike Smith went right to him, asking him how he was.

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