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Tevin Coleman injury: Running back not likely to play Sunday

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Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan suggested that Terron Ward will fill in with Coleman sidelined by a concussion.

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It's reasonable to expect that everyone who was on the Falcons injury report as of yesterday will be ready to play on Sunday. Right guard Chris Chester did not practice on Wednesday, but on Thursday, Chester was upgraded to limited practice status. Chester has been dealing with this shoulder injury for a few weeks, but has not missed any games because of it.

Everyone else who began the week on the injury report was again limited on Thursday. Middle linebacker Paul Worrilow (knee), Devin Hester (toe), Grady Jarrett (shoulder), Jake Matthews (back) and Paul Soliai (calf) all should be good to go against the Panthers on Sunday, barring any setbacks.

The only new addition to the injury report on Thursday was running back Tevin Coleman, who reportedly slipped in the shower at the team's facility and suffered a concussion. Coleman is under the league's concussion protocol, and per Vaughn McClure of ESPN, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan suggested that Coleman would not be ready to play on Sunday. Shanahan said he's looking forward to Terron Ward stepping up in Coleman's absence.

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