The Atlanta Falcons can breathe a sigh of relief on at least one potential crushing injury this season.
Dan Quinn said in his weekly Monday press conference that quarterback Matt Ryan had his X-rayed, but luckily the results were negative.
Dan Quinn was asked about Matt Ryan getting an X-ray in Pittsburgh yesterday. Said he's "100 percent and good to go."— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 8, 2018
Quinn said Ryan had an x-ray on his foot and that it came back negative.— Cory Woodroof (@CoryWoodroof47) October 8, 2018
We heard yesterday that this was the case with Ryan getting an x-ray, and The Falcoholic’s Allen Strk noticed Ryan had a patch on his left elbow, though that doesn’t appear to be anything more than a minor inconvenience, as far as we know.
It’s not surprising the QB walked away with some aches and bruises after the pummeling he took from Pittsburgh’s defensive line. Six sacks and multiple hits will take its toll on anyone.
Ryan’s health is the most important of any in Atlanta considering an entire side of the ball flows through him, and if he were to miss any time, you’d almost have to chalk up those results as automatic losses unless backup QB Matt Schaub goes off.
Though you might already be waving the white flag for 2018, Quinn has emphatically stated that the team will not. So we’re in this thing for the long haul, and it’ll be much easier to perhaps get at least something done this season if Ryan is behind center where he belongs.
It’s good to know he’s healthy and ready to go, though don’t be surprised if the team is cautious with him in practice this week just to be on the safe side.