Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 1/11/13

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 20: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons enters the field to face the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on September 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons defensive end John Abraham was limited in practice for the third straight day on Friday, still hindered by an ankle injury during the regular-season finale. Atlanta currently lists Abraham's status as questionable for Sundays NFC Divisional playoff clash with Seattle. Abraham, who led the Falcons in sacks with 10 and ranked third in the NFL in forced fumbles with six, would not answer any questions about the ankle. But he did express excitement for Sunday's game. Ready to play just like everybody else, preparing like everybody else, preparing, getting ready to play, he said. Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux doesn't believe Abrahams injury is too serious. Abraham got hurt in the fourth quarter of a 22-17 loss to Tampa Bay, a game in which Atlanta already had clinched the NFCs top seed. "The arrow was going up for being positive about his injury, hes been working hard to get back and hes ready to play on Sunday," Babineaux said. Abraham returned to practice on Wednesday, though Babineaux said his teammate's presence wasnt necessary. "We really didnt need Abe out there this week," Babineaux said. "As a vet that's been in the league for a long time, seen a lot of games, he understands the game plan and I look forward to him being out there on Sunday getting after guys. Kroy Biermann, the left defensive end who would have taken Abraham's spot if he could not play, was relieved to see Abraham back at practice earlier in the week. However, he would not speculate on whether he thinks Abraham will be at 100 percent. "Yeah, it's always good to have him out there," Biermann said. "He's definitely a leader of this team and of this defense. He brings a lot to the table. Babineaux was asked if it were important for Abraham to be at his best on Sunday. "We need everybody to be at their best," Babineaux said. "This is the playoffs. It's either win or go home. So everybodys got to be at their best and be able to sustain the ebbs and flows throughout the game and overcome adversity and well be all right.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, No. 7 pick

Top 10 takeaways from the 2017 NBA Draft

John Calipari thinks the one-and-done system is working just fine

Luke Walton responds to LaVar Ball saying Lonzo will lead Lakers to playoffs

Report: Spurs, Cavs trade talks now include LaMarcus Aldridge

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

LaVar Ball says ‘Zeus and Jesus’ told him Lonzo would go to Lakers

Cavs are reportedly talking about a trade for Danny Green with Spurs

Kings reportedly showing major interest in Andre Drummond

WATCH: George Springer exits game after HBP

Chiefs part ways with GM John Dorsey

Oilers, Islanders swap Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

It’s quarterback contract silly season, starting with Derek Carr

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

2017 NBA Mock Draft

Box Score 6/22: Emotion-filled Knight for Pens fans, Preds fans... and Knicks fans

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

It’s quarterback contract silly season, starting with Derek Carr

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in MLB

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker