Atlanta Falcons injury report: Abraham, Robinson and Moore did not practice


FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons are taking full advantage of their bye week, treating practice this week like training camp in that they’re emphasizing both working on the fundamentals and resting players. There’s no need to rush back players like defensive end John Abraham, (sprained ankle), cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) and safety William Moore (hamstring) until next week.

“You want to have the healthiest possible team in the opener of the playoffs,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said on Thursday. “We’ve got some guys who have some bumps and bruises that have gone through a 16-game regular season and need some rest. We’re going to make sure that they’re going to be as healthy as possible.”

After practicing outside on the natural grass field Wednesday, the Falcons moved inside to their indoor facility, giving the team a break from temperatures in the 40s. The Falcons have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and won’t be playing in the elements anyway. They could conceivably play two rounds in the Georgia Dome, and the Super Bowl is at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.


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18 comments Add your comment


January 3rd, 2013
4:37 pm

man, get WillyMo some pep juice …. just don’t go out like Ben Johnson ….we need a LEGIT hamstring healing procedure.

Whoever can stop the run needs to be on-point for Jan. 13th … we will face some tough RBs, whoever comes out of the Wild Card round.

Furman Bitcher

January 3rd, 2013
4:53 pm

zGet Moore back asap


January 3rd, 2013
4:57 pm

A game against the vikes would be our best bet but i think our falcons can beat any of these teams


January 3rd, 2013
5:11 pm

Why do I get the feeling Abe’s injury is much worse than it appears? Mike Smith did this same thing for 4 weeks with Spoon… really thinking he’ll be a game-time decision.


January 3rd, 2013
6:23 pm

WillyMo Always Ready


January 3rd, 2013
6:47 pm

“There’s no need to rush back players like defensive end John Abraham, (sprained ankle), cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) and safety William Moore (hamstring) until next week.”

You can’t exactly rush back a player that’s in the concussion program………there’s a protocol. Honestly, I think WillyMo will be our Defensive MVP in the playoffs…………l!!!


Sausage King of Chicago

January 3rd, 2013
8:04 pm

They practice outside on grass because indoor turf is more stressful on the player’s legs


January 3rd, 2013
10:50 pm

People still hate on the Falcons, but The Dirty Birds aren’t shrugging off the heat. They’re being fueled by it. They’ll be moving from 0-60 in 5.2 at this rate. All fans going to the game, PLEASE find your seats BEFORE the game. We need to create a Seattle-like environment in that Dome. 2010 was Project 115 decibels. This year, lets shoot for 125plus, no joke, check out for an idea how loud that is. As one of the most bad@ss men in America once said, “RISE UP ATLANTA!!!!”


January 3rd, 2013
11:42 pm

See you all at the Geogia Dome and show your enthusiasm for Falcons team. Make loud noise when the other team is trying to concentrate.


January 4th, 2013
8:21 am

Robinson’s NOT well being wil be on Smith. So much talent in your team, but purely bad coaching decisions at the crucial times. Falcons will NEVER win SB when coached by MS. That is the fact. I will remind you on 2/3/2013.

keeping it real

January 4th, 2013
9:19 am

Did you see when Abe got hurt. He couldn’t put any weight on the foot and had to be carted back to the locker room? CMS immediately said he will be fine for the playoff game. I don’t believe a word out of his mouth. He is like a politician and unfortunately, i would bet that Abe does not play again unless we make it to the SuperBowl. I am very angry with Smith for not using his head and exposing the regulars to injury the entire game against TB.

Vincent Briyekizar

January 4th, 2013
10:44 am

Good day dear Falcon fans,

My name is Vincent Briyekizar. I am a professional better stationed in Las Vegas. I am a good predictor of the near future. MIN wins @ GB. SEA loss @ WAS. MIN loss @ ATL. WAS loss @ SF. SF loss @ ATL. ATL wins @ NO.

End of future statement. Bank it. Bet it. Above will happen.


January 4th, 2013
11:05 am

According to Coach Smith, Dunta would be on the practice field today.

Willy Mo would be on practice field soon.. My assumptions are until next WED

Abe.. Not much info.. He’s not too much concern about his injury at all

Main Man

January 4th, 2013
12:13 pm

William Moore is out for the season with a torn hamstring.

Write it down.

D. Orlando Ledbetter is burying the story because he is in the bag for the Falcons Organization.

[...] defensive John Abraham (ankle) and safety William Moore (hamstring), Robinson had sat out this week of practice. The team will also be without cornerback Asante Samuel, who has returned home to Florida to deal [...]


January 4th, 2013
2:21 pm

Who care’s, they can have shaq and kobe and still won’t win.


January 5th, 2013
10:48 am

Abraham has the dreaded HIGH ankle sprain. Anyone who saw the replay of the injury clearly saw his foot turn outwards, not roll under. He immediately reached for the front of his ankle around the shin area. If he plays at all next week it will be in spot pass-rush duty only. He will not be able to push off it to handle the run blocks. It is a shame too since he is our only consistend pass rusher. Let’s hope that BeerMan and the rest of the D-line can step up!