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Injuries Plague Falcons in Loss to Vikings

The Falcons headed to the Land of 10,000 Lakes for a Sunday afternoon game against the Minnesota Vikings. Check out these pictures of gameday.

The injury bug bit once again and it bit hard in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. So decimated was the Falcons roster that the team had to resort to playing tight end Levine Toilolo at right tackle.

Here's a roundup of the injuries suffered Sunday:

  • Safety William Moore left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury. He was taken to the locker room and never returned. In the second half, Moore was officially announced as out for the game.
  • Right guard Jon Asamoah left the game in the first half and his hand was being taped on the sideline. He was replaced by Gabe Carimi for two plays and then returned to his position and played the rest of the game.
  • Left guard Justin Blalock came off the field gingerly a few plays after Asamoah left and was announced as having a back injury. He was announced as questionable to return but he did not return to the sideline or the game after being taken to the locker room.
  • Right tackle Lamar Holmes left the game in the second half with an announced foot injury and was questionable to return. He did not return to the game. Carimi, who had been filling in for Blalock, was moved to right tackle and Peter Konz entered the game to play left guard.
  • Center Joe Hawley went down and had to be carted from the field. He was announced as having a knee injury and did not return to the game. At this point, Konz was moved to center, Carimi returned to left guard and Toilolo played right tackle.
  • Safety Kemal Ishmael left the game but his injury was never announced in the press box. He returned to the game in the fourth quarter.
  • Punter Matt Bosher appeared to injure his right arm while making a special teams tackle, but he did not leave the game and he was not announced as having an injury.
  • Wide receiver Devin Hester came off the field with an injury near the end of the game and the injury was not announced.

We'll have more on throughout the week on the Falcons' injury situation.

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