Falcons running back Michael Turner was knocked out the game again Sunday, after taking another shot to his the same injured right ankle. Later, he was not sure the event was a coincidence.
The Falcons were hoping to lean on him against the Jets because the swirling winds at Giants Stadium made passing difficult.
"I tried to go, but I just got hit on it again," Turner said. "It's just a part of the game."
During warmups, Turner felt the effects of a strong week of practice.
"I felt good," Turner said. "That's why I was out there and ready to go. I wanted to go out there and play the game, but an unfortunate situation happened."
Turner said he'll just have to continue re-habbing the ankle and did not sound optimistic.
"I've got to start all over again," he said.
With the Falcons out of the playoff race, Turner is still not ready to shut it down for the season. The Falcons close out the season with Buffalo at home and on the road against Tampa Bay on Jan. 3.