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Turner's DUI, other injuries concern Falcons

By GEORGE HENRY
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith had plenty of concerns following his team's late-night victory over Denver.

Now Smith also has to worry about the status of former Pro Bowl running back Michael Turner, who was arrested for drunken driving and speeding early Tuesday morning.

Smith says he met with Turner after his release from jail, but the coach would not say if the Falcons (2-0) will discipline him before they visit San Diego (2-0) Sunday.

Turner has struggled on the field and is averaging nearly 2 yards per attempt under his 4.5 career mark from 2004-10.

Defensively, Smith doesn't know if nickel back Christopher Owens will be cleared to play. Owens sustained a concussion against Denver.

Smith says several other players will be listed on the injury report this week.

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