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Julio Jones (hip) wanted to get back in game

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Observed and heard in the locker room following the Atlanta Falcons' 43-37 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Keeping up with Jones: Julio Jones, who set a new franchise record with 259 receiving yards on 11 catches, wanted to finish the game but couldn't as a result of what the team called a hip injury. "It was very tough," Jones said of watching from the sideline. "Last year, I missed the majority of the season with a broken foot. And that came back into my mind when I wasn't able to go back out there with my teammates and fight with them at the end of the game. I'll be OK. I just have to get treatment this week, and we'll go from there."

Walking wounded: Cornerback Desmond Trufant had his right hand heavily wrapped after he apparently got it stepped on in the second half. Trufant said the hand is not broken but was very swollen. He did not anticipate missing any game action. The Falcons already are down one starting cornerback as Robert Alford missed Monday night's game with a broken wrist. Alford could be back for Sunday's game versus the Steelers. ... In other injury news, starting right guard Jon Asamoah looked rather stiff as he sat at his locker with a back injury. Asamoah, who was replaced by Gabe Carimi, vowed to be ready for Pittsburgh. And there was no sign of safety William Moore in the locker room after. Moore suffered a foot injury in the game but did not return.

Absorbing the blame: Strong safety Kemal Ishmael, who finished the game in place of Moore, took full responsibility for the 60-yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter that really gave the Packers breathing space. "Just a good play call on their part," Ishmael said. "I could have done better, but it was a good route by Jordy Nelson, a veteran receiver. It was a good double move up top. I just should have gotten a little deeper. Great throw by the quarterback, too. I have to give them their due."