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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