The final injury report of the week is in for the Atlanta Falcons, and there’s some good news on it. Star wide receiver Julio Jones was upgraded to limited practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday. He is officially listed as questionable, but Jones told reporters after Saturday’s practice that he does expect to play Monday night despite the calf strain.
Rookie linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, who is dealing with an ankle injury, was unable to participate in practice and has been ruled out for Monday’s game. Sean Weatherspoon will get the start in Campbell’s place again.
Linebacker Paul Worrilow was also ruled out for Monday, and should be sidelined for a few weeks with a groin injury.
Dwight Freeney was held out Thursday but practiced fully on Friday, and he remained at full participation on Saturday. Freeney has been held out of the first practice for the past couple of weeks with a non-injury-related designation, so at this point we can just expect that and assume it is part of Freeney’s routine.
Brooks Reed remained limited on Saturday with a shoulder injury, but he isn’t designated as questionable, so we can expect him to play.
Keanu Neal was upgraded to full practice for the first time since undergoing knee surgery after the third week of the preseason, and he is expected to play against the Saints.
All of the other players on the injury report were full participants in practice on Saturday, and they should all be ready to go on Monday. Ra’Shede Hageman (illness), Justin Hardy (shoulder), Kemal Ishmael (shoulder), Tyson Jackson (heel), Grady Jarrett (elbow) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) should all be ready to go for Monday Night Football.
Your thoughts on the injuries and how they might impact Atlanta on Monday night?