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Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons: Intermediate injury report has just one upgrade for LA

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Well...it could be worse!

Los Angeles Rams DB Blake Countess
Los Angeles Rams DB Blake Countess
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The Los Angeles Rams started held their second practice today for the wild card round of the playoffs against the Atlanta Falcons. It was the first contact practice after yesterday’s walkthrough session.

As such, it was a legitimate marker on health info from the injury report:

2017 LA Rams Wild Card Round Injury Report

Name POS Injury Tue. Status Wed. Status Thu. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Tue. Status Wed. Status Thu. Status Game Status
Mark Barron LB Achilles Limited Limited Full
Blake Countess DB Concussion DNP Limited Full
Pharoh Cooper WR Shoulder DNP DNP Full
Michael Thomas WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful

So, not much to work with overall. DB Blake Countess got upgraded, but LB Mark Barron, WR Michael Thomas, and Pro Bowl returner Pharoh Cooper were unchanged.

Rams Head Coach Sean McVay did allude to Cooper’s toughness in his media remarks yesterday, so perhaps we should have some confidence that he’ll be able to go, practice status notwithstanding.

Here’s ATL’s side:

2017 Atlanta Falcons Wild Card Round Injury Report

Name POS Injury Tue. Status Wed. Status Thu. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Tue. Status Wed. Status Thu. Status Game Status
Adrian Clayborn DE Calf Limited Limited Full
Taylor Gabriel WR Hamstring Limited Limited Full
Alex Mack C Calf Limited Limited Limited
Levine Tiololo TE Knee Limited Limited Limited
Devonta Freeman RB Knee DNP Limited Limited
Julio Jones WR Ankle/Ribs DNP Limited Limited
Andre Roberts WR Knee/Ankle DNP DNP Limited

Here’s what Dave Choate had to say about the report over at the Falcoholic, the SB Nation community for fans of the Falcons:

The good news, then, is that there is no indication that Devonta Freeman is going to miss the Rams game. He’s hurt, certainly, and the team is taking it easy with him in the run-up to the game. While we may see more Tevin Coleman this weekend again—he actually out-snapped Freeman last game—I’d expect Freeman to be active and running in his typical fearless way. The Falcons certainly need him.

Things are less certain for Andre Roberts, the Falcons’ polarizing return man. He finished the year as one of the league’s leading returners despite penalties wiping out several big returns, but he also had a nasty habit of taking the ball out of the end zone and getting taken down at the 15 yard line or so. If he can’t go, chances are good the Falcons will hand the keys over to somebody like Justin Hardy for the Rams game.

We’ll get the final injury report with game designations tomorrow. Stay tuned!