According to Falcons head coach Mike Smith, Matt Ryan suffered a sprain to his non-throwing shoulder that will not require offseason surgery. The injury happened during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NFC Championship loss to the 49ers.
Smith says Matt Ryan has a sprained left shoulder. If the Falcons would have won, he would have played in two weeks. #RiseUp
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) January 21, 2013
Shoulder injuries are never good news for quarterbacks, but considering that it involves his non-throwing shoulder, it’s safe to assume that he will be available for the team’s offseason program.
Reports from yesterday indicated that the Falcons are prepared to offer Ryan a “mega-deal” at some point in the near future, so I’m sure they’re glad that surgery has been ruled out for their franchise quarterback.