Ryan Injured, Will Miss Pro Bowl

Ryan Injured, Will Miss Pro Bowl

Jay Adams

Published January 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Head coach Mike Smith announced during his Monday news conference after Sunday’s 28-24 loss in the NFC Championship game that quarterback Matt Ryan was injured near the end of the game. Smith said the injury was a sprained left shoulder.

“If we had the outcome that we wanted last night, he would have participated in the game in New Orleans,” Smith said Monday.

Smith added that Ryan would not be playing in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii this weekend. Smith also said that Ryan would not require surgery.

“He will be rehabbing here over the next couple of weeks and then he’ll get on to his offseason,” Smith said, who added that the training staff feels it’s a three-to-four-week recovery period, meaning Ryan will be ready to go when the Falcons start offseason training April 24.

Ryan possibly becomes the second of three Falcons to say they’ll miss this weekend’s Pro Bowl. Tight end Tony Gonzalez said after Sunday’s game that he likely won’t play in the game, either. Gonzalez’s reasoning does not have to do with injury.

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