Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Fitzgerald was limited in practice Friday, the first time in two weeks he participated because of a sprained MCL in his left knee suffered against Detroit in Week 11.
"He did some work today and is progressing nicely," Arians said. "So, we'll see how he is on Sunday."
Arians couldn't quantitatively describe how much progress Fitzgerald made from Thursday to Friday but said it was "some." During the open part of Cardinals' practice Friday, Fitzgerald was in sweatpants and a sweatshirt but did some jogging and caught a few passes on a side field.
Fitzgerald didn't play last Sunday in a 19-3 loss at Seattle.
Asked if Fitzgerald was better equipped than most to not practice for two weeks and play, Arians said he wasn't.
"Last year with his hamstring, he always practiced," Arians said. "And he knew how to gauge it. This is a little bit more severe than that."
If Fitzgerald plays against the Falcons, against whom he's averaging 53.7 yards per game against in his career, it won't be in a limited role.
"If he goes, he goes," Arians said. "That's the only reason he's going to play because he can play."