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Injury report: Dan Quinn gives updates on Falcons players heading into bye week

Posted Oct 2, 2017

Coach Dan Quinn provided an injury update ahead of the bye week

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons have five starters – and seven players total – dealing with injuries as they head into their bye week.

Wide receivers Julio Jones (hip flexor) and Mohamed Sanu (hamstring strain) injured themselves in Atlanta’s 23-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills (3-1).

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Right tackle Ryan Schraeder and free safety Ricardo Allen are in the league’s concussion protocol and were ruled out ahead of Sunday’s game. Outside linebacker Vic Beasley was also ruled out with a hamstring injury. Schraeder and Beasley have missed the Falcons’ previous two games with their respective injuries.

Defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw (ankle/knee) and running back Terron Ward (neck/shoulder) were also sidelined on Sunday against the Bills.

Quinn didn’t put a timetable on the return of any of the injured players, especially when asked about receivers.

However, Quinn did say that Beasley, Ward and Upshaw are “making process” in in terms of their timetable to return.

The bye is coming at an ideal time for the Falcons (3-1). They’ll have a chance to get their injured players some rest before a stretch in which they play one home game in four weeks and begin NFC South play.

“You never hope for a bye but if there was a time that it would come through, now would be a good time,” Quinn said.

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