Found October 23, 2011 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Today against the Lions, Matt Ryan suffered what looked like a gruesome ankle injury. However, he was apparently born with "go-go gadget rubber ankles" because he only missed two plays before returning. What isn't shown during the video below is some Lions defenders talking to Ryan while he was down and clearly in pain.

To me, it looked like the Lions may have been wishing Ryan well, but according to Falcons receiver Roddy White, Lions linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril were doing the exact opposite. (see below)

After the game, White told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
"I lost a whole lot of respect for 90 (Suh) today, and also 92 (Avril), the (expletive) they were doing when Matt got hurt. That was unacceptable. Like 92 was kicking Ryan's feet saying, 'Get him off the field.' We don't do stuff like that. We don't rally over guys when they get hurt. It was just inappropriate behavior. I mean, 'Get the cart'? Are you serious? Come on. When you compete, you never want to see a guy get hurt."
If White is telling the truth, and we don't see why he'd make this up, it shouldn't be tolerated and comes off very poorly. When Ryan was asked about it, he said he didn't hear anything. But why would he? He, just like everyone else, thought his ankle exploded. The Falcons were able to hang on and win 23-16. So it looks like the Lions got just what they deserved.
1 Comment:
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.