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Falcons Waiting For Update On Julio Jones' Injury

In his regular Monday press conference, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team has no new information on the hamstring injury that kept rookie WR Julio Jones out of the team's 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Smith said the team will "wait and see" on the condition of the injury, with an official update about Jones' status for their upcoming game against the Detroit Lions likely coming on Wednesday.

In Jones' absence, the Falcons reverted to a more ground-oriented attack, with Michael Turner getting 27 carries to only 22 pass attempts for Matt Ryan. Harry Douglas, a third-year WR who has played sporadically in his time in Atlanta, had his most productive game of the season, with 2 receptions for 57 yards.

But while the Falcons were able to prosper offensively against a struggling 1-5 Carolina team, they will need all their firepower to combat Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the 5-1 Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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