INJURY REPORT: Meier’s groin injury is serious

Atlanta Falcons Tony Gonzalez is upended by Saints defenders after catching a pass. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

Atlanta Falcons Tony Gonzalez is upended by Saints defenders after catching a pass. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons will likely be thin at linebacker and wide receiver against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

Linebacker Stephen Nicholas (toe), wide receiver Kerry Meier (groin) and cornerback Kelvin Hayden (dislocated toe) were listed as doubtful in the team’s official injury report.

Below find the Falcons and Saints’ official injury reports:

FALCONS’ INJURY REPORT

Player Pos Status Injury

Kelvin Hayden CB Doubtful Toe

Kerry Meier WR Doubtful Groin

Stephen Nicholas LB Doubtful Toe

Brent Grimes CB Questionable Knee

John Abraham DE Probable Not Injury Related Harry Douglas WR Probable Groin

Tony Gonzalez TE Probable Not Injury Related Curtis Lofton LB Probable Ankle

Todd McClure C Probable Not Injury Related

Christopher Owens CB Probable Hand

Corey Peters DT Probable Knee

Jason Snelling RB Probable Illness

Will Svitek T Probable Groin

Michael Turner RB Probable Groin

 

NEW ORLEANS’ INJURY REPORT

Pos Player Injury Game Status

LB Jonathan Vilma Knee Probable

RB Mark Ingram Toe Doubtful

G Jahri Evans Knee Probable

DT Sedrick Ellis Hamstring Probable

DT Aubrayo Franklin Ankle Probable

LB Jonathan Casillas Knee Doubtful

RB Ramon Humber Knee Probable

WR Lance Moore Hamstring Questionable

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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119 comments Add your comment

John Galt

December 24th, 2011
2:54 pm

I hate people who say “First”

falconsrus

December 24th, 2011
2:59 pm

dont be a “hater”

falconsrus

December 24th, 2011
3:00 pm

Falcons on top with the arrow pointing up

falconsrus

December 24th, 2011
3:02 pm

hope Stephen Nic comes back and blows up in playoffs

@king_of_peons

December 24th, 2011
3:03 pm

Yeah the “first” thing is sophomoric. Nobody cares.

SeenThisB4

December 24th, 2011
3:13 pm

G E A U X. S A I N T S ! ! !

zgoldatl

December 24th, 2011
3:29 pm

its spelled ”go”.
This is America

Mo

December 24th, 2011
3:29 pm

Hayden probably won’t get a contract with the Falcons next season. When you get 1 yr deals you gotta get on the field. If Franks has another decent game Hayden can clean out his locker IMO. Meier just can’t stay healthy poor kid. Knee, groin whats next or what would happen if kid actually had to play consistently? They said he would replace Finneran I did not know they meant in the injury department. Get better kid…we need your special teams play…I guess. Hayden must have had a setback. And Stephen Nicholas aka “the invisible man” when he’s on the field ya don’t really know it. Peterson does not have the wheels anymore but he flashes and makes plays more than Nicholas ever has IMO. Would love to see Dent set up next season and take that spot.

Mo

December 24th, 2011
3:30 pm

OH and Merry Christmas D.O.L.

[...] Owens, DT Corey Peters, RB Jason Snelling , OT Will Svitek and RB Michael Turner. Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution [...]

Ben

December 24th, 2011
3:44 pm

Hayden has always been injury prone and not able to stay healthy.

Mike Peterson will and has already proven to be able to pick up the slack.

As for Meier, tough luck kid. Maybe one day, he’ll break into the lineup.

Ben

December 24th, 2011
3:44 pm

I expect Dominque Franks to have a big night vs. the Saints. He’s a good, young player. Could prove to be our LONG TERM answer at nickel.

Ben

December 24th, 2011
3:45 pm

And as much as we run nickel defense, that’s basically a starter. Some teams don’t run it as much as we do, in fact most don’t. So Franks is a starter basically. Play hard young man.

Who Me?

December 24th, 2011
3:53 pm

Think you’re spot on Mo. You want to make a living in the NFL, you gotta be on the field. Seems like the same guys on the IR all year. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all! and may the Falcons bust those jugheads in the mouth Monday night…

SeenThisB4

December 24th, 2011
4:08 pm

S A I N T S > f a l c a n ‘ t s ! ! !

Injury Bug

December 24th, 2011
4:34 pm

Nibble nibble nibble– Ha ha ha . Got me another frailcon. Now I’ m comin’ for Matty Meltdown on Monday Night Football-chomp chomp chomp !!!!

hiramsaint

December 24th, 2011
4:51 pm

sounds like another pre-emptive excuse article as to why the failclowns got blown out by 17 on mnf ! GEAUX SAINTS !!!!!!!!!!!!

- New Orleans News

December 24th, 2011
6:24 pm

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JSS

December 24th, 2011
6:25 pm

Why don’t all of you take a break tomorrow? You’ll have all day on Monday top crank your trash talk gene back up… Shalom

first

December 24th, 2011
7:03 pm

first

December 24th, 2011
7:11 pm

really on a sports blog the first thing makes sense…we like to compete and win at everything as sports fans.its all in fun .proly kind of stupid on a health care blog.

kelly

December 24th, 2011
7:56 pm

Come on Falcons! Atlanta believes in you! Show the Saints who’s boss and clinch that playoff berth! you can definately do it! MATTIE ICE!

robertussen

December 24th, 2011
8:00 pm

a bears loss tomorrow night and we clinch a playoff spot. we can get in before we play the saints now.

robertussen

December 24th, 2011
8:02 pm

all i want for xmas is a bears loss

Najeh Davenpoop

December 24th, 2011
8:06 pm

“Groin injury” and “serious” ideally should never be in the same sentence.

dagny

December 24th, 2011
8:08 pm

who is john galt?

CaliDirtyBird

December 24th, 2011
8:08 pm

I go to church every week. But the Devil and I do have one thing in common: We both hate the Saints!!!!

Rise up and give the Saints a body slam on the late model (circa 1970s) Mercedes-Benz AstroTurf!

dubious

December 24th, 2011
8:17 pm

Another prime time big game. If the Falcons want to pee in the tall grass with the big dogs, they better keep this game close.

Dwayne C

December 24th, 2011
8:31 pm

Falcons keep the score close for the first half and then the better team pulls away in the third quarter.

Prediction: New Orleans Saints 33 – Atlanta Falcons 17

Yoshi

December 24th, 2011
8:59 pm

This has nothing to do with the Falcons but Tim Tebow is a joke. I’m so glad Denver lost today. I’ve never seen a worse QB go so much attention.

ATLBIRDS1

December 24th, 2011
9:12 pm

I live here in New Orleans and the Aints fan’s love to talk trash. I can’t wait to go to the game and watch the Falcons dominate the Aints. SeenthisB4 and Hiram Saint will be on a date that night giving each other some support.

5150 UOAD

December 24th, 2011
9:17 pm

AtlBirds1…how nice is the city right now? About how many people are living back in the city?

Karma

December 24th, 2011
9:31 pm

5150 is a piece of trash human being. You deserve everthing coming to you, jerk.

5150 UOAD

December 24th, 2011
9:33 pm

Karma BLOW ME. You are not real.

5150 UOAD

December 24th, 2011
9:35 pm

Hawaii Bowl is so boring.

Michael M.

December 24th, 2011
9:45 pm

Falcons go down to their house and Pearl Harbor,slobber knock, kick butt,slam dunk,booty kick,back slap those Saints into Tuesday with a major beat down of bumps and bruises and a loss in the games played this season dept. and on top of that make sure Breeze gets canned and out of the game by the second quarter please so he can’t break no record and it be hung on the Atlanta Team !

5150 UOAD

December 24th, 2011
9:45 pm

Now a FIGHT breaks out with 12 seconds left in the first half. College Football is getting to be like the NBA. Too many THUGS are get in college and they shouldn’t be. The kid that scored the TD was all in the DBs face talking crap so the DB went at him.

Michael M.

December 24th, 2011
9:50 pm

This was so much fun on the other one I just gotta do one of those NFL Replays !

Twas the nite before Christmas and all thru the house,

not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse,

Falcon’s stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hope that Santy would fill them with Wins carefully prepared.

all of a sudden, with noise and a clatter,

here come’s hiramsaint,

on Atlanta Sports blog posting comments that don’t matter,

meanwhile Santa is busy with his bag,

what you know its SeenthisB4,

that old hag !

Early Christmas morning, everyone is asleep,

all is quiet on the Falcons blog,

as sweet as little bo peep !

Merry Christmas everybody, its been fun Posting on here this year and we all had fun !

painter

December 24th, 2011
10:00 pm

While Falcons and Saints are trading blows at the Mercedes Benz refugee dome, SeenThisBFool and hymensaint will be doing the same between quartres in a dark corner. Two pathetique Ain’t fans!!

Football Fan

December 24th, 2011
10:03 pm

Saying “first” does most likely mean you live in the Piedmont Park area and you have a friend named Bruce

Michael M.

December 24th, 2011
10:08 pm

ackers run all over da Bears tomorrow night boys, you know da Bears “Aint” beating the Green Bay Packers……………………………Falcons already have secured a playoff berth and they just resting up for Christmas morning and a big trip to the ” Big Easy” for the Win they will get on MNF.

Smoke on that for awhile as Santa comes to visit !

Mr. SaintsFan Jr.

December 24th, 2011
10:09 pm

The Saints will win Monday it;s not trash talk , we love the big lights on MNF.

ATLBIRDS1

December 24th, 2011
10:14 pm

Roddy White is going off this game and Julio will have a huge game. Drew Brees will blow his knee out, Mark my words. Geaux Falcons.

Michael M.

December 24th, 2011
10:31 pm

Toes and Groins seem to be the thing, I would take either one of the two to get him out of the game. Better yet just a good hard clean sack with him landing on the throwing arm, just hard enough to mess him up on his passing accuracy would be a terrific Christmas Present for us and then he could play next week again against Superman and the Panthers. They blew Tampa Bay out of the Saddle today, just think they might beat the Saints in their house after Atlanta gets through with them Monday night and then then they just hand the keys back over to us with the Cadillac South Title.

Alright, time to wrap her up here and play Santa

later taters

ATLBIRDS1

December 24th, 2011
10:56 pm

Spoon is going to through Drew Brees in the turf.

Karma

December 24th, 2011
11:09 pm

5150 UOAD

December 24th, 2011
9:45 pm
Now a FIGHT breaks out with 12 seconds left in the first half. College Football is getting to be like the NBA. Too many THUGS are get in college and they shouldn’t be.

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5150 is truly ignorant. He can’t go one post without proving it either. Sad.

ATLBIRDS1

December 24th, 2011
11:22 pm

Hey losers we are talking about Monday nights games. If you to queers want to go at it why don’t you go on a date with each other.

hiramsaint

December 24th, 2011
11:34 pm

saints by 17 pts. on mnf !

ATLBIRDS1

December 24th, 2011
11:40 pm

HiramSaint your a loser and you live in Redneckville Hiram. Drew Brees blows his knee out, watch. HaHAHA

5150 UOAD

December 24th, 2011
11:42 pm

HiRam Taint are you going to give me your Email address so I can get my $100 from you on Tuesday?