Originally written January 17, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
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Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman John Abraham had to sit out the second half of the team’s NFC Divisional round win over the Seattle Seahawks last weekend due to an ankle injury. Still, coach Mike Smith told reporters yesterday that he expects Abraham to play this weekend in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL.com. While this is what Smith is currently projecting, Abraham was not able to practice on Wednesday. The Falcons are currently taking precautions in case their sacks leader in unable to suit up Sunday or play at full capacity. Smith said the 49ers’ offensive line is the best unit his team has faced all year. It’s hard to argue this point, and it’s also difficult to say it won’t be that much tougher to overcome without the presence of a healthy Abraham. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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