The Falcons' offense is already missing Julio Jones . Roddy White is still working his way back to full health after a season filled with injuries. And the hits just keep on coming in Atlanta. Tight end Tony Gonzalez and wide receiver Harry Douglas didn't practice Thursday.
Gonzalez suffered a toe injury that sidelined him briefly in Week 10 and left him limping after the game. He also didn't practice on Wednesday. Gonzalez hasn't missed a game since 2006.
Douglas was a late add to the injury report after he unexpectedly missed practice Thursday due to a knee injury. Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com guessed that Douglas must have tweaked his knee during Wednesday's session. Douglas had not been on the injury report this season prior to Thursday.
The Falcons are hoping that one or both players can return to practice Friday, but that's tough to tell, since the information on the respective injuries is meager. If it comes to the worst-case scenario where both are unable to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, it would mean bad things for Matt Ryan , even in a good matchup. Don't forget that Roddy White is already ticketed to spend the day on Revis Island. Of course, if Douglas and Gonzalez are out, White could be a target monster as the Falcons will have just about run dry of NFL-quality receivers.