That the announcement came a full week before the matchup on Monday Night Football raises more concern about Freeman, who didn't suit up in Week 6 and has played in only two games this season.
Freeman missed Weeks 2-4 with a knee injury, which he suffered in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles in which he had just six carries. He returned in Week 5 but didn't practice last week with a foot injury, and Quinn later revealed that Freeman was also dealing with a groin injury.
When fully healthy, Freeman is one of the league's top rushers and he has anchored a Falcons' ground game that finished fifth in the league in 2016 and 13th in 2017. Atlanta currently ranks 29th in the league in rushing, averaging 86 yards per game, marking the lowest output since the 2014 season when the Falcons averaged 93.6 yards per game.