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Falcons Vs. Lions Injury Updates: Julio Jones Doubtful, Jahvid Best Out

Slightly good news for the Atlanta Falcons: star wide receiver Julio Jones is merely doubtful for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions despite missing three days of practice this week. Nickel back Christopher Owens is the only Falcons player ruled out, while defensive end John Abraham, tackle Sam Baker, center Todd McClure and guard Garrett Reynolds are all questionable, though Mike Smith has already said he expects McClure to play.

For the Lions, running back Jahvid Best is officially out, and safety Vincent Fuller and receiver Rashied Davis are doubtful. Cornerback Aaron Berry and defensive end Willie Young are questionable.

The complete injury report:

ATLANTA FALCONS

PLAYER 10/19/11 10/20/11 10/21/11
DE John Abraham (groin) DNP LP LP-Q
DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee) FP FP FP-P
T Sam Baker (back) DNP DNP LP-Q
TE Tony Gonzalez (elbow) FP FP FP-P
WR Julio Jones (hamstring) DNP DNP DNP-D
C Todd McClure (knee) DNP LP LP-Q
CB Chris Owens (concussion) DNP DNP DNP-O
G Garrett Reynolds (ankle) DNP LP LP-Q
S James Sanders (hamstring) LP LP FP-P
WR Roddy White (knee) FP FP FP-P

DETROIT LIONS

PLAYER 10/19/11 10/20/11 10/21/11
CB Eric Wright (illness) DNP-P
DE Willie Young (calf) LP-Q
CB Aaron Berry (groin) DNP LP LP-Q
RB Jahvid Best (concussion) DNP DNP DNP-O
WR Rashied Davis (foot) DNP DNP DNP-D
LB Justin Durant (concussion) DNP LP LP-P
S Vincent Fuller (elbow) DNP LP LP-D
CB Chris Houston (back) DNP LP LP-P
TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) DNP LP LP-P
S Amari Spievey (not injury related) DNP
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (not injury related) DNP
T Gosder Cherilus (knee) LP LP LP-P
LB Doug Hogue (hamstring) FP FP FP-P
RB Jerome Harrison (illness) DNP

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.