Injury Update: Super Bowl

2017-02-02 09:43:52
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer
RealTime Fantasy Sports

There is some good news for the Super Bowl. We have very few injuries impacting the big game. A few players are a little nicked, but for the most part, both teams head into the game healthy. Besides the season-ending injuries, both teams will have near a full squad for the Super Bowl. This is great to hear because you want the teams healthy and having nothing holding them back for a great performance in the Super Bowl. Hopefully, it plays out that way.

Alex Mack, C, Falcons. Mack is battling an ankle injury but fully expected to play. He played with the injury his last game and performed well. Mack has been limited in practice this week, but the Falcons are limiting his reps as much as anything. He'll be ready for the big game.

Julio Jones, WR, Falcons. Jones continues to be hampered by a toe injury, but it sure isn't showing in his play. He looks healthy and is playing at a very high level. He has been limited in practice this week because of the injury, but looks as close to 100 percent as he has in a while. Jones will be ready to go and serve as the No. 1 target for the Falcons.

Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots. Hogan has battled a thigh injury the last several weeks. He has done little in practice but played in games and played well. Expect more of the same this week. Hogan will be a big part of the passing game once again.

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Patriots. Mitchell returned from his knee injury in the Patriots last game but didn't do much in his return. He has been limited in practice this week but will be ready for this week. Mitchell could be a little healthier for the game, though, especially after doing little his las time out.

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