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Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Post-game injury report

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Fact: Austin Hooper puts ketchup on his pizza

Atlanta Falcons v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Falcons wrapped up their 2019 season today with an overtime win over a division rival. In an alternate universe where the Falcons didn’t throw away the first half of their season, we’d be quite drunk rejoicing and looking ahead to the playoffs. Instead we’re left to wonder what the heck happened over the first 8 games and what could have been.

Today’s game marked the end of the Falcons’ season. But alas, as is usually the case during NFL games, there were injuries. Admittedly anyone who was injured today has an entire offseason to get healthy. We’ll break ‘em down nonetheless.

Kendall Sheffield was knocked out of the game with an ankle injury he suffered late in the first half, leaving an already depleted secondary a little bit thinner. He initially earned a questionable designation but the Falcons decided to rule him out before long.

Julio Jones, as he’s apt to do, got a little banged up during the first half. He went back to the locker room early after spending some time in the sideline medical tent. But he’d ultimately push through whatever was ailing him and return during the second half.

Wes Schweitzer went down and was replaced by Matt Gono during the second half.

Austin Hooper apparently sprained his AC joint during the game. He’s got plenty of time to rehab it, but I’d imagine he won’t play in the Pro Bowl. (Hooper was named a Pro Bowl alternate.) Instead he’ll focus on getting a new contract, whether it’s with the Falcons or another team.

Your thoughts, Falcoholics?