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Courtney Upshaw out against Packers with an ankle injury

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Upshaw is the second player the Falcons have lost tonight.

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Atlanta made it through preseason and their first regular season game about as healthy as you can possibly be, but they’ve already lost two players tonight against the Packers. The latest is Courtney Upshaw, a useful cog on the defensive line who the Falcons will probably miss as they try to stop this Packers offense.

With Upshaw out, the Falcons will continue to rotate Jack Crawford, Adrian Clayborn and Derrick Shelby through behind their starters, though I guess Shelby and Clayborn play enough to be considered quasi-starters. I’m hopeful it’s not a serious injury for Upshaw, and that his ailment won’t cause him to miss multiple weeks.