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Falcons C Alex Mack Unlikely To Practice This Week Due To Sprained Ankle, Still Expected To Play In SB

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Falcons C Alex Mack is dealing with a swollen and painful sprained ankle that he sustained during the NFC Championship game.

While Mack was able to return to the game on Sunday, he’s unlikely to practice at all this week, according to Rapoport.

Rapoport adds that the plan, for now, is to have Mack rest his ankle but the expectation is that he play in Super Bowl.

Mack, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2009. After seven years with the Browns, Mack signed a five-year, $45 million contract with $28.5 million guaranteed with the Falcons last year.

Mack stands to make base salaries of $6.75 million and $8.5 million over the next two years.

In 2016, Mack appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 center out of 38 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Mack’s injury as the news is available.