Falcons injury report: Todd Gurley ruled out vs. Raiders

The Falcons have officially ruled Gurley out for Sunday and list three key starters as questionable

When the Atlanta Falcons take the field on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, starting running back Todd Gurley will not be with them. He has been ruled out for the game due to a knee injury.

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The loss of Gurley is substantial for the Falcons, as he's been a bellcow for them inside of the red zone this season. Without Gurley the Falcons will turn to Brian Hill and Ito Smith to carry the load in the backfield. Also questionable for Sunday's game are Julio Jones, Dante Fowler and Hayden Hurst.

Here is the Falcons' injury report from Friday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame status
TE Luke StockerFootFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
WR Calvin RidleyFootLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationN/A
LB Mykal WalkerHamstringLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationN/A
LB Edmond RobinsonHamstringLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationN/A
LB Foye OluokunKneeLimited participationLimited participationFull participationN/A
DE Dante FowlerHamstringLimited participationLimited participationDid not participateQuestionable
G James CarpenterGroinLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationN/A
DT Grady JarrettKnee/groinLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationN/A
WR Julio JonesHamstringLimited participationLimited participationDid not participateQuestionable
RB Todd GurleyKneeDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
RB Qadree OllisonIllnessDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateQuestionable
TE Hayden HurstAnkleDid not participateDid not participateLimited participationQuestionable

What it means

Todd Gurley's absence will be a blow to Atlanta's offense, but Brian Hill has proved capable in relief duty throughout his career. The big question for the Falcons will be whether or not Julio Jones will be back in action after missing much of the last game against the Saints. The Raiders are certainly a playoff-caliber team this season, and the Falcons will need to play well to beat their upcoming opponent.

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