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NFL Injury Report:
Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman John Abraham aggravated his ankle injury and was forced to miss much of last weekend’s Divisional round
matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. However, Abraham told reporters,
including D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that he won’t
be kept out of the NFC championship game due to injury.
“Oh yeah, you know me, you can’t keep me out of that game,”
Abraham said. “We’re going to treat the (heck) out of it.”
Abraham initially sustained the injury in the fourth quarter
of the Falcons’ regular season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was
able to suit up against the Seahawks, but he aggravated the injury in the
second quarter and did not return for Atlanta. He said yesterday that he “just
couldn’t push off” the ankle.
Falcons coach Mike Smith also chimed in on the subject,
noting that Abraham was expected to see some practice time at some point this
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Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham ended up aggravating his ankle injury during yesterday’s win over the Seahawks.
“After awhile, I just couldn’t push off of it anymore,” Abraham said.
Abraham says he’ll be ready for this week’s NFL title game against the 49ers.
“Oh yeah, you know me, you can’t keep me out of that game,” Abraham said. “We’re going to...
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Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith provided some good news for his team when he announced on Wednesday that he expects his team's best pass-rusher, John Abraham, to be in the starting lineup for Sunday's NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. However, Abraham did not practice on Wednesday, and the Falcons are making contingency plans in case Abraham cannot...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- It's too early for the Atlanta Falcons to know how much defensive end John Abraham will play in Sunday's NFC title game.
Abraham, the NFL's active sacks leader, made it through just 15 snaps in last week's divisional playoff victory over Seattle before aggravating a left ankle injury that forced him to leave in the second quarter.
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