Falcons injury report: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley questionable; Takk McKinley out

Already down three players for Monday's game, the Falcons will add defensive end Takk McKinley to the list of players who are out

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The Atlanta Falcons will be down four starters heading into Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers with the possibility that star receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley could miss the action as well.

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Jones and Ridley are both listed as questionable, while defensive end Takk McKinley joins Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen and Younghoe Koo as the players officially ruled out for Monday night. There is a positive spin to the injury report as well, though, as players like Kaleb McGary, Grady Jarrett and Foye Oluokun look to be in good shape heading into the prime-time matchup. The Falcons will need as many players on the field as possible for this important game.

Here is the full injury report for the Falcons from Saturday:

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Player Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game status
DT Marlon Davidson Knee Full participation Did not participate Limited participation N/A
T Matt Gono Shoulder Full participation Full participation Full participation N/A
S Kendall Sheffield Foot Full participation Full participation Full participation N/A
WR Russell Gage Concussion Limited participation Full participation Full participation N/A
DE Jacob Tuioti-Mariner Elbow Limited participation Full participation Full participation N/A
LB Foye Oluokun Hamstring Limited participation Limited participation Limited participation N/A
WR Julio Jones Hamstring Limited participation Limited participation Limited participation Questionable
T Kaleb McGary Knee Limited participation Limited participation Limited participation N/A
S Ricardo Allen Elbow Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Out
K Younghoe Koo Right groin Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Out
WR Calvin Ridley Ankle Did not participate Limited participation Limited participation Questionable
DE Dante Fowler Jr. Ankle Did not participate Limited participation Limited participation N/A
S Keanu Neal Hamstring Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Out
DT Grady Jarrett Hip Did not participate Limited participation Limited participation N/A
DE Takk McKinley Groin Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Out
RB Todd Gurley Rest N/A N/A Did not participate N/A
G James Carpenter Rest N/A N/A Did not participate N/A

Here is the Packers' full injury report from Thursday:

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Player Injury Thursday Friday
WR Davante Adams Hamstring Limited participation Limited participation
CB Jaire Alexander Hand Full participation Full participation
DL Kenny Clark Groin Limited participation Limited participation
TE Josiah Deguara Ankle Did not participate Limited participation
LB Rashan Gary Ankle Limited participation Limited participation
G Elgton Jenkins Back/Rib Full participation Full participation
LB Christian Kirksey Pectoral Did not participate Did not participate
WR Allen Lazard Core Did not participate Did not participate
TE Marcedes Lewis Knee Did not participate Did not participate
LB Randy Ramsey Groin Limited participation Full participation
LB Za'Darius Smith Ankle Limited participation Limited participation
G/T Billy Turner Knee Full participation Full participation
QB Jordan Love Illness N/A Did not participate

What it means

The Falcons won't like being down three defensive starters against the No. 1 scoring offense in the league, but things could have been much worse. Getting Foye Oluokun and Kendall Sheffield back will be big for this defense, and it appears Grady Jarrett and Dante Fowler will be good to go as well. Both Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are the type of person to play through discomfort, but they will be game-time decisions for Atlanta. If the Falcons are in a shootout against the Packers, they will want to have those two on the field. Atlanta is a bit healthier than it was entering the Chicago game, but this is a much tougher opponent.

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