The Atlanta Falcons announced their weekly injury report yesterday, declaring that wide receiver Harry Douglas would miss his fourth consecutive game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Douglas suffered a foot injury in the Falcons’ Week 3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For the third week in a row, Douglas failed to suit up for practice.
The Falcons did get some more positive news on the rest of their injury report with all the other players appearing on it being declared probable after fully participating in Friday’s practice. Guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receivers Devin Hester (hamstring) and Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) all were listed on last week’s injury report, with several showing signs of improvement during this week’s three days of practices. Hester, Jones and Shembo were each limited in participation on Wednesday and Thursday, while Blalock was only limited on Wednesday this week.
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) also appeared on the injury report this week. Both were limited on Wednesday, but fully participated in Thursday and Friday’s practices. Notably, offensive tackle Jake Matthews did not appear on the injury report, suggesting the ankle injury that has bothered him recently has improved.
As for the Ravens, notable injuries include defensive linemen Christo Bilukudi (ankle) and Chris Canty (wrist) being delcared out after missing the entire week of practice. Offensvie tackle Eugene Monroe (knee) and guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) were listed as doubtful. Both missed Friday’s practices, after limited participation on Thursday. The pair form the left side of the Ravens offensive line, and were replaced last week by a pair of rookies in James Hurst and John Urschel. Also on the Ravens injury report were wide receiver Marlon Brown (pelvis) and defensive tackle Timmy Jerningan (knee), both listed as probable. Tight end Owen Daniels and linebacker Daryl Smith also appeared on the report as probably after non-injury related absences from practice this week.