The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Washington Redskins in decisive fashion this afternoon. It was a much-needed win, and at 4-4, the Falcons are officially back in the playoff picture ... kinda. The next few weeks will tell us a lot about this team, but Falcons football is suddenly fun to watch again, and that’s good enough for me. Let’s talk injuries.
There was only one big (potential) injury today. Mason Foster had incidental helmet to helmet contact with Calvin Ridley during the second half. It wasn’t pleasant to watch, as Foster’s helmet bounced off Ridley’s helmet, which then ricocheted violently off the turf. Ridley was evaluated for a concussion, given a “questionable” designation, but returned.
Dan Quinn didn’t have much to say about Ridley’s head injury after the game.
``I don't have any update, but he was cleared to go back in the game during the game,'' Dan Quinn afterward on Calvin Ridley being evaluated for head injury.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 4, 2018
Quinn’s post-game silence isn’t shocking. NFL rules require the team to disclose his evaluation for a head injury, and remember, “questionable” officially means there’s uncertainty as to whether a player will play. So at best, all we can infer is that the team was momentarily unsure of his status, necessitating the “questionable” designation. I’m inclined to be positive, but we’re Falcons fans, and that’s damn near impossible.