Cordarrelle Patterson, a key player for the Atlanta Falcons, is getting an update from Arthur Smith.

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Cordarrelle Patterson, a key player for the Falcons, has received an update from Arthur Smith.

The Atlanta Falcons are one sleep away from facing the New England Patriots in a Thursday Night Football matchup, but Cordarrelle Patterson’s status remains uncertain.

In fact, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith told the media on Wednesday, November 17, that Patterson’s ankle injury will force him to make a “game-time” decision.

“It’s going to be a short week.”

Smith told ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, “It’s not like it’s been any kind of ‘Junction Boys’-style practice, but he’s participated.”

“We’ll make the best decision possible tomorrow, most likely before the game.”

“We’ll take it all the way.”

RB Cordarrelle Patterson will be a game-time decision for the Falcons against the Patriots tomorrow night, according to head coach Arthur Smith.

He spent the entire week practicing.

— November 17, 2021, Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein)

In Sunday’s 43-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Falcons’ dual-threat running back suffered the injury.

Patterson currently leads the Falcons in rushing yards (473), receiving touchdowns (5), and total touchdowns (7), so his absence would be a huge blow to their offense.

Patterson has been listed as limited on the injury report, but he has been practicing all week in preparation for Thursday.

Smith, on the other hand, is unconcerned about the outcome of the trial tomorrow.

“We’re in the solution business,” Smith said, regardless of what comes our way.

“It’s what I’m paid to do.”

They pay me to coach and try to solve problems, and that is exactly what I do every day.

“I don’t give a damn about things you can’t change.”

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