Falcons QB Matt Ryan exited Sunday’s game against the Rams with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Ryan received medical attention on his ankle in the tent on the sideline before hobbling back to the locker room and was later seen in a walking boot.
Adam Schefter reports that Ryan will undergo an MRI on his ankle injury Monday, but the team does not believe it’s a serious issue.
The Falcons have veteran QB Matt Schaub in place as their backup in case Ryan is unable to play.
Ryan, 34, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2008. He was entering the final year of his six-year, $103.75 million contract when he agreed to a new five-year, $150 million extension with the Falcons last year that included $100 million guaranteed.
Ryan stands to make base salaries of $11,500,000 and $20,500,000 over the next two years.
Entering Sunday’s game, Ryan had appeared in all six games for the Falcons and thrown for 2,011 yards while completing 72.1 percent of his passes to go along with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
We’ll have more on Ryan as the news is available.