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Atlanta Falcons injury report looking better before game with Colts

The Falcons should be near-full strength Sunday when they host the Colts in Atlanta.

The extra week off has helped the Falcons get better on the injury report. As of Thursday, the only player that looks out for this week’s game against the Colts is safety Robenson Therezie, who is battling a hamstring injury.

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson was back at practice this week. He’s missed three weeks after injuring his hamstring against the Titans. The defense likely breathed a collective sigh of relief with the return of linebacker Justin Durant, who has battled a calf injury. Cornerback Robert Alford and safety William Moore were also back after both dealing with groin injuries.

Defensive linemen Tyson Jackson (ribs) and Grady Jarrett (elbow) were limited in practice this week but are not expected to be out Sunday. Paul Soliai was in the NFL’s concussion protocol program, but he is at full participation in practice.

The Colts will be without quarterback Andrew Luck this week when they face the Falcons. He has a lacerated kidney and abdominal issue. The other significant injury the Colts are dealing with is inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who has not practiced this week due to a hamstring problem. Safety Mike Adams (ankle) and wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (ankle) have also been held out of practice for Indianapolis.

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