Tony Gonzalez, tight end of the Atlanta Falcons, sustained a toe injury earlier in the season, and is still suffering from it today. So much so that he was limited in Wednesday’s team practice.
According to ESPN.com,
Gonzalez was spotted catching a few passes without a helmet on at the end of practice. He was not on the field during the viewing portion, held indoors.
The veteran was questionable for the last two games but played regardless. He is expected to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in Toronto, barring any setbacks over the next two days.
Gonzalez was one of six players on the team that weren’t full particpants in practice.
Also limited at practice were defensive end Malliciah Goodman (calf), linebackerAkeem Dent (ankle), safety Zeke Motta (hand), cornerback Desmond Trufant (thigh) and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder). Goodman missed the last two games due to his injury.
The Falcons are currently dealing with more struggles than just at the Tight End position. The team is 2-9 on the season, due in part to injuries to Roddy White and Julio Jones, who was placed on the IR several weeks ago. They just haven’t been the same thanks to these injuries.
It looks as though the Falcons will be vying for a top draft pick for next year, which could mean great things for them as they will try to make a serious push next season.