Championship weekend: Injury updates

John Clayton provides the latest news on key injuries going into championship weekend.

Originally Published: January 21, 2005
By John Clayton |
Here are the latest on injuries through Friday afternoon:

EaglesFalcons• Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, 3 ET, FOX
  • Falcons: It will be a game-time decision on whether defensive end Travis Hall (chest), cornerback Kevin Mathis (ankle) and tackle Todd Weiner (ankle) will play. They have missed the entire week of practice and remain questionable even though all three say they will play because of the importance of the game. Weiner's situation is particularly interesting because he protects Michael Vick's blind side. Weiner also draws the assignment of blocking Eagles defensive end Jevon Kearse, who is considered one of the defensive keys of the game. Wide receiver Brian Finneran appears to be fine after practicing the past three days despite a wrist injury. He's listed as probable and should be available.

  • Eagles: The only Eagle who will miss Sunday's game against the Falcons is wide receiver Terrell Owens, who is out with a broken ankle. Linebacker Mark Simoneau is questionable with an ankle injury, but he has practiced the past three days. Coach Andy Reid expects him to play. Right tackle Jon Runyan practiced for the second consecutive day and should be able to play despite a knee injury. Four other players who are probable are fine and have practiced all week. That list includes linebacker Dhani Jones (shoulder), tight end Chad Lewis (triceps), guard Jermane Mayberry (triceps) and tight end L.J. Smith (back). They all practiced all week.

    John Clayton

    ESPN Senior Writer