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Matt Ryan goes down in Detroit but quickly returns

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan left the field after suffering a knee or ankle injury during the third quarter of today’s game against the Lions, but he only missed two plays.

Ryan was getting pressured in the pocket when his own offensive lineman, Will Svitek, stepped on his foot. That made Ryan’s ankle bend in an ugly way, and he fell to the turf, rolling around in pain.

It appeared that the Falcons’ medical staff was evaluating Ryan’s knee.

After a couple minutes Ryan got up and walked off the field and to the locker room, without needing any assistance.

Backup quarterback Chris Redman came in for two plays before Ryan returned.

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20 Responses to “Matt Ryan goes down in Detroit but quickly returns”
  1. wawa33 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:19 PM

    ICe, Ice Baby…

  2. kiopta1 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:20 PM

    Stafford is playing with his head up his… High balls ,low balls, slow release, balls behind open receivers….driving me nuts.

  3. dbones750 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:31 PM

    what do customizing a defense for Calvin Johnson and a homeless guy have in common? Neither of them work!

  4. charmcityalum says: Oct 23, 2011 3:33 PM

    This has been coming all season. That offensive line has been, well offensive. Instead of trading their entire draft away to acquire a rookie WR the Falcons should have been more concerned about bringing in some quality players to keep their franchise QB upright.

  5. kayotiicdat says: Oct 23, 2011 3:34 PM

    Matty Glass Water is the most overrated QB in football.

  6. b1unt3d says: Oct 23, 2011 3:35 PM

    Phewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  7. mataug says: Oct 23, 2011 3:45 PM

    Why were they checking his knee if he rolled on his ankle ?

  8. mataug says: Oct 23, 2011 3:45 PM

    sounds like the medical staff had dirt in their eyes

  9. dgrowe213 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:48 PM

    kayotiicdat says:
    Oct 23, 2011 3:34 PM
    Matty Glass Water is the most overrated QB in football.

    Better than Matthew “Glass Shoulder” Stafford.

  10. bigboi30 says: Oct 23, 2011 3:55 PM

    Im sure you loosers will find a way to put this on Suh.

  11. b1unt3d says: Oct 23, 2011 4:02 PM

    kayotiicdat says:

    Matty Glass Water is the most overrated QB in football.

    That clearly goes to Mike Vick.

  12. gosuhgo says: Oct 23, 2011 4:14 PM

    What was that holding call that just ruined that drive? Why…

  13. kayotiicdat says: Oct 23, 2011 4:18 PM

    Matty Water has one of the weakest arms in football, look at all his little 10 yard passes that takes like 2 minutes to get to the WR’s

  14. theysone says: Oct 23, 2011 4:20 PM

    And the Lions season now starts circling the drain.

  15. kiopta1 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:23 PM

    I, as a lions fan, am just so frustrated with stupid defensive penalties and the horrific inconsistency of stafford.

  16. dgrowe213 says: Oct 23, 2011 4:36 PM

    My last comment got deleted…

    Mathew Stafford limped off of the field because pride was causing a sharp pain in his leg. Expect him to be out 1 to 3 weeks now without a legitimate injury.

    Lions fans, welcome to your annual fate.

  17. cowboyscountry says: Oct 23, 2011 4:37 PM

    The Lions continue to be exposed as frauds.

  18. otis52gsh says: Oct 23, 2011 4:50 PM

    Glad he was ok, and they beat the lions. Is that their second loss in a row at home?

  19. dudicle says: Oct 24, 2011 9:38 AM

    Say what you want about Matt Ryan, but that is one tough dude. He has taken so many hits, especially this season, and he fights through them. You wouldn’t think he was so tough just looking at him, but damn.

  20. achamarro1 says: Oct 24, 2011 9:46 PM

    Why are people piling on matt ryan. Gee when you have the best tight end to ever play the game why would you throw to him and if he cant throw the deep ball how is rod-ney white (yes i am a lions fan) considered one of the top WR in the game. Dude got his ankle wrecked and only missed two plays……….but the dirty birds do need to shut there traps and quit whining to the media..you won you were better (only a little) and just play football…Butkus would break his ankle nxt time he played the Falcons……Go Lions..also I love how people on here hate on the lions

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