The Atlanta Falcons has a short week ahead of them, as their game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night approaches. The Falcons’ injury report hasn’t changed much this week, whereas the Panthers have a lengthy list but have recently received some good news.
Chuba Hubbard COMPETING for Panthers – Falcons
UPDATE 2: Hubbard (ankle) is listed as “QUESTIONABLE” for Thursday’s game.
UPDATE: Hubbard (ankle) practiced fully on Tuesday, increasing his chances of playing on Thursday.
Hubbard (ankle) logged two limited sessions last week before being ruled out in Week 9 after failing to practice prior to Week 8.
Hubbard was expected to be “LIMITED” if Carolina practiced on Monday, according to the team’s official injury report.
It’s a significant step forward for his TNF prospects, and if he’s able to participate in the sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, Hubbard should be able to return to game action.
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Jackson, who is questionable for the Panthers, participated in full practice all week. Hubbard also participated in full practice all week but is still doubtful to play.
Both Matt Ioannidis and Taylor Moton were full participants on Wednesday and limited participants on Tuesday.
Unfortunately for Atlanta, this week also happens to coincide with a season high in injuries. Several key Falcons players, including starting corner Casey Hayward and left guard Elijah Wilkinson, are on injured reserve.
A.J. Terrell, the Falcons’ star cornerback, will be out again with a hamstring injury. Harris is also out with a foot injury, so he won’t be the only Falcon out. Atlanta ruled out all three players this week, so they did not practice.
Injury to Atlanta’s other starting outside corner, All-Pro A.J. Terrell (hamstring), and Wilkinson’s replacement at left guard, Matt Hennessy (knee), during Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers has only exacerbated the situation.
Furthermore, safety Erik Harris, who was expected to play an important reserve role as Atlanta’s third safety, was ruled out with a foot injury against Los Angeles.
Harris’ veteran presence in the secondary became more important after the team traded Dean Marlowe to the Buffalo Bills at the trade deadline last week, but he couldn’t show it.
Tight end and special teams’ contributor Feleipe Franks suffered a calf injury against the Chargers, adding to the team’s injury woes.
Despite the fact that the Falcons did not practice on Monday, the team provided an estimated injury report. Terrell, Hennessy, Harris, and Franks were all listed as non-participants, a bad sign for their chances with Thursday approaching.
- CB Donte Jackson (ankle)
- RB Chuba Hubbard (ankle)
- DT Matthew Ioannidis (back)
- OT Taylor Moton (elbow)
- WR Rashard Higgins (illness)
- S Juston Burris (head)
- T Chuma Edoga (personal)
- S Erik Harris (ankle)
- TE Feleipe Franks (calf)
- CB AJ Terrell (hamstring)