Injury Analysis: Patriots vs Falcons
Seymour OUT for Sunday
Seymour OUT for Sunday

Posted Oct 9, 2005


The injury report for the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots from Friday is a laundry list of players for the Patriots and s single entry for the Falcons. The Patriots are reeling from injuries, likely related to the brutal schedule they've faced through the first four weeks of the season. The Falcons have the usual bumps and bruises, but only Michael Vick appears on their report. Here is Friday's injury report with insider analysis on the impact to Sunday's game.

Injury Analysis: Patriots vs Falcons
By Patriots Insider Staff

The Injury list as of Friday 4:00pm:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-2) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (3-1)

Atlanta Falcons:
QUESTIONABLE: QB Michael Vick (knee)

Listed players who did not participate in "team" practice:
(missing any portion of 11-on-11 team drills)
WED: QB Michael Vick
THURS: QB Michael Vick
FRI: QB Michael Vick

New England Patriots:
OUT: RB Kevin Faulk (foot); T Matt Light (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE: LB Tully Banta-Cain (knee); LB Matt Chatham (knee); CB Randall Gay (ankle); T Brandon Gorin (thigh); DE Marquise Hill (ankle); WR Bethel Johnson (knee); CB Tyrone Poole (ankle); S James Sanders (ankle); CB Chad Scott (shoulder/hand); DE Richard Seymour (knee); CB Duane Starks (thigh)

PROBABLE: QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

Listed players who did not participate in "team" practice:
(missing any portion of 11-on-11 team drills)
WED: LB Tully Banta-Cain; LB Matt Chatham; RB Kevin Faulk; CB Randall Gay; T Brandon Gorin; DE Marquise Hill; WR Bethel Johnson; T Matt Light; CB Tyrone Poole; S James Sanders; CB Chad Scott; DE Richard Seymour; CB Duane Starks

THURS: LB Tully Banta-Cain; LB Matt Chatham; RB Kevin Faulk; CB Randall Gay; T Brandon Gorin; DE Marquise Hill; WR Bethel Johnson; T Matt Light; CB Tyrone Poole; S James Sanders; CB Chad Scott; DE Richard Seymour; CB Duane Starks

FRI: LB Tully Banta-Cain; LB Matt Chatham; RB Kevin Faulk; CB Randall Gay; T Brandon Gorin; DE Marquise Hill; WR Bethel Johnson; T Matt Light; CB Tyrone Poole; S James Sanders; CB Chad Scott; DE Richard Seymour; CB Duane Starks

 

LEGEND
OUT: Definitely will not play.
DOUBTFUL: At least 75 percent chance will not play.
QUESTIONABLE: A 50-50 chance will not play.
PROBABLE: Virtual certainty that player will be available for normal duty.

Patriots Notes:

OL Matt Light is out with a broken lower leg. Light had surgery to repair the injury and is expected to be out at least 8 weeks.

RB Kevin Faulk also suffered an injury in the Pittsburgh game. Faulk's injury will keep him out for an unspecified amount of time. Amos Zereoue may get some playing time if the team feels he knows the system well enough.

CBs Tyrone Poole and Randall Gay continue to show up on the injury report. Gay and Poole have both missed time after suffering injuries early in the season. According to sources, Gay did not make the trip to Atlanta, and Poole's injury will keep him out as well.

CB Duane Starks has been hobbled by a thigh injury. Starks played last week but was beaten for a couple of long completions by the Chargers receivers. Part of the problem was the coverage and part looked to be that Starks had no elevation in his step.

CB Chad Scott continues to nurse his shoulder injury. Scott will miss the game.

LB Tully Banta-Cain continues to be listed on the injury report. It is expected he will play.

OL Brandon Gorin continues to miss time due to a leg injury. Gorin should make the trip but may become a game day inactive.

S James Sanders has missed all of the regular season with an ankle injury. He should see some playing time against Atlanta on special teams if nothing else.

Falcons Notes:

QB Michael Vick was listed as probable on the injury report until Firday when the team downgraded him to questionable. If at all possible, Vick will play. If he can't go, Matt Schaub will get the call.


For updated information on players and their injuries be sure to check the Hot News section on The PatriotsInsider.com

HOT NEWS URL: http://patriots.scout.com/7/1.html
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