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Falcons vs. Panthers post-game injury report: Atlanta stays relatively healthy during fifth straight loss

Fact: Takk McKinley ghost wrote most of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”

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The Falcons are 0-5 for the first time since 1997. Dan Quinn and Thomas “There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Pairs of Bike Shorts” Dimitroff are no longer employed by Arthur Blank. The players are upset and Falcons Twitter is an abject disaster.

I’ve said this before, but the road ahead will be bumpy, and it’s going to take some wherewithal from the fan base if we’re going to arrive at our preferred destination: relevance. But alas, there were some injuries today. Let’s break ‘em down.

Because he’s still trying to rebound from the groin injury he suffered 3 weeks ago against Dallas, Takk McKinley was a limited participant in practice on Friday. Instead of resting him because the team is 0-4 and what difference does it really make, the Falcons chose to let him play today. As a result, Takk managed to re-aggravate the injury during the first half, and the team officially ruled him out at the conclusion of the third quarter.

The return of Kendall Sheffield from his foot injury last week was welcome relief for the secondary. He tweaked his ankle today after slipping while changing direction but was able to return to the game. It doesn’t appear the injury was significant so I’d expect Sheffield to remain in the mix going forward.

Your thoughts about these injuries, Falcoholics?