Injury report: Michael Turner is probable; Shockey doesn’t practice

Atlanta running back Michael Turner leaves the game during 2nd quarter action against Arizona. Turner returned to the sidelines in the second half, but did not return to the field to play. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Atlanta running back Michael Turner leaves the game during 2nd quarter action against Arizona. Turner returned to the sidelines in the second half, but did not return to the field to play. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH – Running back Michael Turner (groin) fully participated in practice on Friday and was listed on the injury report as probable.

Wide receiver Michael Jenkins (shoulder) was limited again and safety Erik Coleman (knee) did not participate. Both were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints.

For the the Saints, tight end Jeremy Shockey (quad) did not practice on Friday. He was not on the injury report all week and is listed as probable for the game on Sunday.

Running back Chris Ivory (knee) and tackle Zach Strief (knee) both fully participated in practice on Friday and are both probable.

Jeremy Shockey (quad injury) is probable for Sunday's game. (Associated Press)

Jeremy Shockey (quad injury) is probable for Sunday's game. (Associated Press)

Safety Usama Young (quad) was limited on Friday and is listed as questionable.

Running back Reggie Bush (fibula), cornerback Randall Gay (concussion) and linebacker Anthony Waters (hamstring) did not participate in practice are have been declared out of Sunday’s game.

Out = definitely will not play

Doubtful = at least 75% chance will not play

Questionable = 50-50 chance will not play

Probable = virtual certainty will be available for normal duty

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JD2

September 24th, 2010
4:11 pm

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

September 24th, 2010
4:11 pm

We’ll definitely need Turner on Sunday if he’s healthy against the Saints. But if he’s not healthy, he should be kept out of the game and let Snelling take care of business. I would not want a repeat of last year where he tries to come back too soon.

Snelling is definitely ready to prove that he can carry the RB load this year if given the opportunity. He appears to be running as if he has something to prove. GO FALCONS!!!!

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

September 24th, 2010
4:17 pm

Come on back Jenkins open up the offense so Douglas can shine , I believe Douglas will be a difference maker every game by mid season

Gamer

September 24th, 2010
4:27 pm

Jenkins shouldn’t return until he is able to make and take hard contact on his injured shoulder. Knowing that Jenkins is mainly used as a blocking receiver won’t deceive opposing defense on pass plays.

Plus the Falcons’ offense is jellin without Jenkins, no need to rush back causing more injuries to shoulder.

Hopefully, Turner the Burner be able to play at full power.

j money

September 24th, 2010
4:35 pm

let go falcons kick some butts

hiramsaint

September 24th, 2010
4:39 pm

is probable to get hurt again!

FrontRow

September 24th, 2010
4:57 pm

Saint’s fans don’t think they’re facing Turner. Turner was ready to go last week but wasn’t needed.

FrontRow

September 24th, 2010
5:12 pm

I disagree Gamer. Jenkins has shown a penchant for getting behind the Saints D. I like the idea of N.O. prepping not to face him just to find out he’s ready to go.

The Saints would be pleased not to face #12.

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September 24th, 2010
5:32 pm

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Samuel

September 24th, 2010
6:07 pm

I like to see Jenkins out there on Sunday, they can work him in. He probally won’t have his legs under him. But if nothing else he can become a decoy. If Turner can go I’d like to see him start, Bring in Snelling to spell Turner. Especially in the fourth quarter to wear that defense down.

Tony from Stone Mountain

September 24th, 2010
6:15 pm

Yo D! I just watched your video segment. You sound just like Bill Cosby.

Your Comment Here

September 24th, 2010
6:18 pm

Turner looked slow against the Cardinals. The O-line was opening such lanes he had a chance to lumber along for 75 yards. Snelling was a little faster, but again it was the O-line doing the work and got him a buck thirty. The question now is: Was it the Falcon’s O-line being really good, or the Cardinals D being really bad, or a little of both. I think it was more a bad Cardinal’s defense, which means the Saints D will have to be as bad as the Cardinals D for lumbering Turner and Snelling to keep Icy Matt from having to put the ball in the air 60 times, to keep up with Breezy.

ATL krusher

September 24th, 2010
6:51 pm

Falcons get a much needed victory this weekend. This is OUR division, not theirs.
RISE UP.

nes

September 24th, 2010
6:52 pm

My advice is to not play Turner until he is 100%, not worth the chance he strains it again and be out indefinitely or for the year just like Norwood wasn’t 100% and he went down and out for the year. J.Snelling and A.Smith with fullback Mughetti leading the way will be just fine sunday! Matty Ice does have to have a good running game in place to be exceptional sunday if it comes to airing it out with a high scoring game–watch out as Sam Baker can’t sustain his blocks long enough for that type of passing game. He will either get 2-3 holding penalties or Ryan takes blind side sacks, either way these are drive killers so Baker could be the difference in this game if it is a shootout. Falcons will in my opinion, control the ball with running and some timely passes mixed in to burn up the time clock and keep the Saints offense off the field–old saying: can’t score it the Saints offense is on the sidelines watching! Three very important keys are: 1. Ryan must quit looking directly at the receiver he is going to throw to and go thru his reads to find an open receiver. 2. Falcons must use quick screens to A. Smith (he is fastest running back we have) and quick slants to the middle of the field to Douglas and utilize his quick and elusive running after the catch! 3. Defense must stop third down and long conversions in order for us to win, we all know the Saints will convert a lot of third down and short but on second and third down and long we must stop them. Falcons win 24-17!!!

The Grinch

September 24th, 2010
8:09 pm

NES, if the Falcons were to wait for Norwood to be at 100% before they played him, we’d all be old men. That guy couldn’t get healthy if he just spent the next three years doing nothing but living in a health spa with round the clock massages. How in the WORLD he was the feature back in an SEC school that had no passing game and stayed healthy then is beyond me; I’d love to have the footage of it.

I wouldn’t risk Turner this week either. Snelling is good, but we need Turner for the whole season. If he tears that groin and misses several games, it’s gonna hurt.

BT

September 24th, 2010
8:34 pm

So many folks here concerned about a mans groin?
If, Turner says he ready to play, by all means.
Play him!
He is needed this week.

JBFALCON

September 24th, 2010
8:36 pm

I love DOL to death and he is an excellent reporter. I also admire his attempts to go “live” lately. He may sound a little like Bill Cosby but I think more like Cleveland Jr. on the Cleveland show!

BT

September 24th, 2010
8:46 pm

I would like to see Jenkins get in some limited reps and get back into game shape but hold Coleman out because of his knee Plus, I would like to see William Moore get reps.
IMO, it`s good time to punish the Saints with the hardest hitters that can be put (reasonably) in the lineup.

rainman

September 24th, 2010
9:54 pm

I thought Jenkins was overheard on Roddy White’s interview saying that he was ready to go on Sunday. It’s up to the medical staff, the coaching staff, and Roddy to determine if his shoulder is ready for contact. If it is Ok, then even though he isn’t in top game shape, he should be in the mix at WR.
I see Turner and Snelling going half and half – with a little Antoine thrown in. Coleman probably could play if need be, but if Moore and DeCoud play well, they may try to rest him.

PlanB

September 24th, 2010
10:23 pm

I will be very dissapointed if we don’t give Snelling a good contract next year. He gives everything he’s got for the entire game and was very successful at the end of last year and last Sunday.

This Gets Old!

September 24th, 2010
11:03 pm

Matt Ryan has to have an excellent game on Sunday. He doesn’t have to be “Brees” good but he must play very well. This is why you pay the big bucks. I’m more worried about what Sean P is likely to throw at Atlanta. Having basically a rookie back at S is nerve racking.

nes

September 24th, 2010
11:03 pm

The Grinch, you are absolutely right about waiting on Norwood to be 100%, it never was gonna happen! Big difference in college and NFL, just ask P.Jerry. Turner may have looked slow in the Arizona game but he is a lot quicker than it looks on big tv screens, he had 75 yards very quickly in the game and he gets faster and stronger as the game progresses. Just don’t want to lose Turner for the season, we are already short at RB.
Everyone have a great weekend and enjoy the Falcons on sunday winning at the Saints home place!

JP

September 25th, 2010
1:44 am

Matt has to manage the game as he did last week. He was not ask to do much outside of his skill sets as the entire game plan was predicated and set up based on the success of the run. With that said, I don’t believe we are not a comeback team as we are not built to win with our passing game. This game will be a team effort, coaching staff included……Running game and defense will be key….Let’s hope for a win…

Paddy

September 25th, 2010
8:25 am

BT, I agree. If Turner and the medical staff say he is ok, play him. With Snelling going strong it will give us a great 1-2 punch! The O-Line seems to be putting it together in a big way!

Sid

September 25th, 2010
8:42 am

FrontRow

September 24th, 2010
5:12 pm
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Exactly, Jenkins played well in both 09′ games against NO.

Sid

September 25th, 2010
8:45 am

The Birds can chew up some clock on the ground but the Saints can score often and quickly thru the air. We have to put Brees on his back and to do that we have to have pass defense.

Slow roller

September 25th, 2010
11:09 am

Turner would say he’s ready even if he’d lost both testicles. The man doesn’t want to lose his job, which he should have by now. He’s slow, and doesn’t care if the team wins or loses, as long as he gets the most carries(for a loss). I say bench him.

come on, man...

September 25th, 2010
11:32 am

the cardinals made this team look like all pros….back down to earth this week for these dirty birds…geaux saints…look for henderson and moore to put the heat on the birds secondary….

hiramsaint

September 25th, 2010
12:34 pm

don’t count shockey out!

Dr. Warren

September 25th, 2010
12:40 pm

Ryan needs to get one of those dark sun visors for his face mask to hide where he is looking to throw. It’s obviously working for Vick so far.

Rarest Falcon Collectible

September 25th, 2010
12:45 pm

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Rarest Falcon Collectible

September 25th, 2010
12:45 pm

FrontRow

September 25th, 2010
1:30 pm

While the Saints have shown they can score quick, the Falcons have exposed them by basically playing the old Run & Shoot defense.

I don’t think that 7 pts in the second half of the first game + 2 (touchdown) drives sustained by bad ref calls in the second half of the second game denotes dominance of the Saints offense over the Falcons.

Rather, I sense the potential for crowd frustration when the Saints do not put up 28 in the first half tomorrow. Anything but a big lead at halftime and the natives will be quite restless.

FrontRow

September 25th, 2010
1:37 pm

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hiramsaint

September 25th, 2010
3:17 pm

your way off base there front row. you could never understand how new orleans feels about their team win or lose and we have vast experience in the latter. the crowd will be there and we’ll still love our saints no matter the outcome. thats why i can’t understand how the falcons fans throw their team under the bus whenever you don’t win . all i ever here is countless excuses and blaming instead of just simply saying you got beat this week but you’ll be back next week

Falcon Jim

September 25th, 2010
3:55 pm

Hey hiram. What’s up, Dude?

Now, I know how to tuck my tail between my legs. I have real thick skin after all the years with the Birds. BUT I WON’T HAVE TO TOMORROW ! ! !

Cannot wait !

F.J.

come on, man...

September 25th, 2010
4:27 pm

Jim….hard to fly without tail feathers…saints will do what it takes to clip’em…the feathers, that is…i can’t wait either….saints season ticket holder from early 70s to mid 80s when i moved here…perch will be broken tomorrow…

Falcon Jim

September 25th, 2010
4:35 pm

come on, sharp talons, man, sharp talons ! !

old qb

September 25th, 2010
4:56 pm

William Moore just about cut Derreck Anderson in half last week. If he gets a shot at Breez like that the presence of Chase Daniels will be urgently needed. His tackling reminds me of Ronnie Lott.
Expect B. Finneran to once again own the red zone.
The Saints defense is not the Steelers defense–if the Falcons can go turnover-free they win big. Sounds optimistic, but the Falcons new defense is for real. Trust me.

hiramsaint

September 25th, 2010
5:17 pm

also- the saints off. is not the steelers off

RockyMtnFalcon

September 25th, 2010
5:38 pm

I cant wait for tomorrow!!! The Falcons are going to dish out some “Saint” Gumbo, and some Red “Saints” and Rice!!!

GO FALCONS!!!!

gcs

September 25th, 2010
9:10 pm

Can the Falcons just forfeit this game and move on to the 49ers game?

.

JB

September 25th, 2010
9:29 pm

Loss of Coleman may hurt. I also like Moore’s speed and hitting alot, but against NO’s passing game, I worry that Coleman’s experience may be missed. Hope Moore knows the defense cold.

Frozen, Rope

September 25th, 2010
11:36 pm

Hey Aints Fans,, its time to put up or shut up,, should be a good game,,,
Go Falcons!

Falcon Jim

September 25th, 2010
11:53 pm

Falcon Jim

September 26th, 2010
12:35 am

Bye………………last?

Mountain Falcon

September 26th, 2010
5:00 am

Don’t risk Turner just for this one game, if he is not fully recovered.
We could really use Jenkins, but lets be ditto, with his shoulder.
One game this early does not make a season.

Sid

September 26th, 2010
7:52 am

I can’t wait to hear the excuses, “Well, we didn’t have Reggie Bush”, “Shockey played hurt”

Sid

September 26th, 2010
8:03 am

Sack heads talkin some kinda smack
Falcons gonna beat them with a ground attack
Brew Wheeze will be taken down
gonna get hurt when he hits the ground
Bush got his leg broke it’s just the beginning
Aint’s fans heads are gonna be spinning
talk all you want but that was last year
we are flyin’ at you like a bombardier
After we embarrass you with a shot to the solar plexus
So sorry we won’t see you in Arlington, Texas

reckingball

September 26th, 2010
9:29 am

The saint’s defense, is not the Steeler’s defense.