Heading into Week 14, it took the Atlanta Falcons 12 games into the 2013-14 NFL season to finally get over their injuries as head coach Mike Smith reports that this is the healthiest they have been in a long time.
Usually, the Falcons’ injury list is a neverending scroll of paper that rolls out the bad news in the most depressing manner. Instead of seeing and listening to Smith update the media with new injuries, it was the exact opposite as only four players were limited during practice.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez (toe), linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (knee), offensive linemen Peter Konz (ankles) and safety Zeke Motta (hand) were all limited during practice, but Smith addressed the media by saying that he expects everyone to be healthy enough to play in their next game against the free-falling Green Bay Packers this coming Sunday.
For the first time this year besides the season opener, the Falcons will be at full strength and with the team healthier than ever before, the Falcons plan on attacking the Packers in a physical manner and hoping to keep its winning streak alive to two. This may be the best news yet, as the Falcons have dealt with several injuries for the last little while.
With the health issues now cleared, the Falcons are hoping that the injury curse has finally moved on.