Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sustained a shoulder
injury to his non-throwing arm during yesterday’s loss to the San Francisco
49ers in the NFC Championship game. Ryan was later diagnosed with a sprained AC
joint in his left shoulder, an injury that won’t require surgery, according to
Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Update on Matt Ryan: Sprained AC joint in left shoulder. No surgery needed. Falcons now waiting to see if he still needs an MRI Monday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 21, 2013
The Falcons may still put Ryan through an MRI to see if
there has been any other damage to his shoulder. If so, he would likely undergo
the procedure today.
Ryan suffered the injury in the second half of yesterday’s
contest, as he was in visible pain during the later stages of the fourth
quarter and exited the field with his arm in a sling. He reportedly popped his
shoulder back into place following the injury.
Ryan finished the day completing 30 of his 42 pass attempts
for 396 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
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