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Injury Report: Week 17 At Atlanta Falcons

Check in on the health of the Cardinals heading into their Week 17 matchup with the Falcons in Atlanta

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Friday Report

Colt McCoy is supposed to start at quarterback Sunday for the Cardinals, but it'll be David Blough now that McCoy had more concussion symptoms.

Running back James Conner returned from an illness, but wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins also now is a question. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Hopkins was having some knee issues Friday.

"We'll see how he feels (Saturday) and go from there," Kingsbury said.

Cornerbacks Antonio Hamilton (hip) won't play, and Marco Wilson (neck) will be evaluated on Saturday as well, Kingsbury said.

Thursday Report

The Cardinals aren't sure what their cornerback situation will be again this week. Antonio Hamilton (hip) and Marco Wilson (neck) remain banged up. Wilson is coming off a two-interception game, but left against the Bucs after aggravating his neck issue.

"His health is most important to us," defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said, and that Wilson has to be right to be active.

Joseph said he wasn't sure if defensive lineman Zach Allen will return this season. Allen still isn't practicing after having hand surgery, and it seems unlikely the Cardinals would bring him back for the last game of the year in San Francisco.

Safety Budda Baker, who went on IR this week with a fractured shoulder, will need about three months to heal, Joseph said. A combination of Isaiah Simmons and Chris Banjo will fill Baker's spot, although Joseph emphasized the Cardinals have to get their best players on the field, and Simmons could be needed at cornerback too depending on the status of Wilson and Hamilton.

Wednesday Report

Colt McCoy has cleared the concussion protocol and will start at quarterback for the Cardinals Sunday against the Falcons.

The possibility was there to shut McCoy down and stick with Trace McSorley as started, but coach Kliff Kingsbury had said he wanted to give McCoy a chance to finish the season with some positive play and McCoy made it clear to the team he wanted back on the field.

"We had some meetings (Tuesday) and I just said, 'Kyler can't play and you brought me here to play. I want to finish the season strong,' " McCoy said. "That all hinged on getting cleared and going through the whole concussion protocol and the doctors did a fantastic job. I was fighting to play last week but they weren't having it.

"I'm fully cleared and excited about getting another opportunity."

Kingsbury praised tackle Kelvin Beachum for playing last week despite knee and ankle issues, but said his status this week will hinge on how the veteran feels on Friday before the game. Kingsbury also said that despite center Billy Price (knee) getting hurt against the Bucs, he was also expected to be available this week.

Arizona Cardinals Injury Report Week 17

Game Status
DL Zach Allen (hand) - OUT
QB Colt McCoy (concussion) - OUT
CB Antonio Hamilton (hip) - OUT
OL Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle) - QUESTIONABLE
RB James Conner (illness) - QUESTIONABLE
CB Marco Wilson (neck) - QUESTIONABLE
LB Tanner Vallejo (knee) - QUESTIONABLE

Friday, December 30
DL Zach Allen (hand) - DNP
OL Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle) - Limited
CB Antonio Hamilton (hip) - DNP
WR A.J. Green (illness) - Full
RB James Conner (illness) - Full
CB Marco Wilson (neck) - DNP
OL Billy Price (knee) - Full
OL Max Garcia (shoulder) - Full
S Charles Washington (chest) - Full
LB Tanner Vallejo (knee) - Limited
QB Colt McCoy (concussion) - DNP
CB Josh Jackson (hamstring) - Full

Thursday, December 29
DL Zach Allen (hand) - DNP
OL Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle) - Limited
CB Antonio Hamilton (hip) - DNP
WR A.J. Green (illness) - Limited
RB James Conner (illness) - DNP
CB Marco Wilson (neck) - Limited
OL Billy Price (knee) - Limited
OL Max Garcia (shoulder) - Full
S Charles Washington (chest) - Limited
LB Tanner Vallejo (knee) - Limited
QB Colt McCoy (concussion) - Full

Wednesday, December 28 (*Walkthrough)
DL Zach Allen (hand) - DNP
OL Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle) - DNP
CB Antonio Hamilton (hip) - DNP
WR A.J. Green (illness) - DNP
RB James Conner (illness) - DNP
CB Marco Wilson (neck) - DNP
OL Billy Price (knee) - Limited
OL Max Garcia (shoulder) - Limited
S Charles Washington (chest) - Limited
QB Colt McCoy (concussion) - Full

Atlanta Falcons Injury Report Week 17

Game Status
G Chuma Edoga (knee) - OUT
TE Felipe Franks (concussion) - OUT
S Jovante Moffatt (calf) - OUT
G Elijah Wilkinson (calf) - QUESTIONABLE

Friday, December 30
G Chuma Edoga (knee) - DNP
TE Felipe Franks (concussion) - DNP
G Elijah Wilkinson (calf) - DNP
S Jovante Moffatt (calf) - DNP

Thursday, December 29
G Chuma Edoga (knee) - DNP
TE Felipe Franks (concussion) - DNP
G Elijah Wilkinson (calf) - Full
RB Cordarrelle Patterson (NIR - rest) - DNP
S Jovante Moffatt (calf) - Limited

Wednesday, December 28
G Chuma Edoga (knee) - DNP
TE Felipe Franks (concussion) - DNP
G Elijah Wilkinson (calf) - DNP

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