ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Mike Smith of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Georgia Dome on November 27, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Falcons Coach Mike Smith Returns To Practice After Sunday Hospital Visit

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was taken to a Charlotte hospital after the team's win over the Carolina Panthers.

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Mike Smith Attends Monday Practice After Hospitalization Scare

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith wouldn't give any details other than he wasn't feeling well after his team's victory over the Carolina Panthers. He was transported to a Charlotte hospital for tests before returning home early Monday morning.

Smith was back on the field Monday night directing practice as the Falcons prepare for Thursday's home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Georgia Dome. When asked how he was feeling by reporters after practice, Smith would offered that he felt much better on Monday than he had following the game on Sunday.

"I feel a whole lot better today than I did yesterday, I can assure you that."

Smith and the Atlanta coaching staff began preparing for Jacksonville last week in hopes of combating the short week of preparation. The Falcons seemingly dodged a bullet that Smith's condition wasn't serious and didn't cause him to miss any practice time with the team. 

For more on Smith and the Falcons, stay tuned to Falcons blog The Falcoholic.

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Mike Smith Taken To Hospital After Charlotte Airport Delay

Just to try and work through the timeline a little bit, here's another detail on the Sunday night hospitalization of Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith. From D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The Falcons' chartered plane was on the runway for 30-40 minutes, held up by an air traffic delay. When it was apparent Smith wasn't feeling well, the plane returned to the gate and the coach was taken to a Charlotte hospital.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported around 10 p.m. ET Sunday that Smith had been taken off the team plane and to the hospital. He reported moments later that Arthur Blank was sending a plane for Smith, who would return to Atlanta around 2 a.m. ET. Smith is expected to make it in for work on Monday as the team prepares to play the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday night.

For more on Smith and the Falcons, stay tuned to Falcons blog The Falcoholic.

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Mike Smith Hospitalized For Chest Pains After Falcons Game

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was hospitalized after the win over Carolina with chest pains.

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