Matt Ryan fully healed after shoulder injury

Streeter Lecka

After injuring his shoulder in the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers, Matt Ryan has now reportedly fully recovered, ending any concern surrounding the Atlanta Falcons star quarterback. It was first speculated that he may need surgery to repair his sprained left AC joint, but simply resting for a few weeks helped him heal.

As Mike Smith told D. Orlando Ledbetter on Wednesday, "He's moved from the rehab part of it to working in the weight room, which is a good thing." Ryan would have played in the Super Bowl had the Falcons advanced, but the time off was beneficial to his recovery.

Surely we all remember Ahmad Brooks flattening No. 2 back in January, driving Ryan's shoulder straight into the ground. He was noticeably ailing from that point on, despite managing to stay in for his final three pass attempts. He's a tough dude.

Fortunately Ryan's shoulder won't worry Atlanta heading into the offseason. The franchise can focus on more important facets of its schedule, like trading for Percy Harvin. Okay, that last part might not be true. Rejoice, Falcons fans. Ryan won't need an amputation and should have both arms at full strength for 2013.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker