Falcons RB Turner expected to be out vs. Eagles

Falcons RB Michael Turner isn’t expected to play against the visiting Eagles on Sunday after re-aggravating an ankle sprain during last Sunday’s victory over the Buccaneers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Jason Snelling, who filled in for Turner in a loss to the Giants two weeks ago and had a game-high 76 rushing yards, is expected to start in Turner’s place. Jerious Norwood will back up Snelling.

Turner, who initially sustained the injury during a Nov. 15 loss at Carolina, hasn’t practiced all week. The Falcons hope he will be healthy to face the unbeaten NFC South rival Saints in a Dec. 13 game at the Georgia Dome.

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