Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham was
on the practice field for a third straight day on Friday, though the team has
still listed him as questionable on the final injury report for this weekend's
NFC Championship Game matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.
Abraham left last Sunday's victory over Seattle in the Divisional Round during
the second quarter after aggravating an existing left ankle injury. Head coach
Mike Smith said after the game that the veteran pass rusher was held out for
precautionary reasons, however, and Abraham has been a limited practice
participant all throughout this past week.
The 13-year-veteran, who led Atlanta with 10 sacks and six forced fumbles
during the regular season, initially hurt the ankle in the team's Week 17 tilt
against Tampa Bay on Dec. 30.
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux is questionable as well due to a shoulder
issue, though he also put in a third straight limited practice on Friday.
Linebacker Stephen Nicholas (foot), safety William Moore (hand) and cornerback
Chris Owens (hamstring) are all probable to face the 49ers in Sunday's
conference title game.
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