Matt Ryan Injury: Update on Falcons Star's Ankle Injury

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IOctober 23, 2011

DETROIT - OCTOBER 23:  Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is examined after being sacked during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Falcons star QB Matt Ryan suffered what could have been a nasty ankle injury in the third quarter of their game against the Detroit Lions.

As you can see in the video, Ryan’s ankle was accidently stepped on by one of his offensive lineman as he tried to move up in the pocket.

John Clayton tweeted that Ryan walked off on his own power and wasn’t noticeably limping but headed to the locker room for a brief period of time after to get his left ankle looked at.

Ryan is back out there now and seems to be fine. He immediately completed a 48-yard bomb to Harry Douglas and it does not seem like this injury is anything serious.

Fantasy Impact

Very minimal. Unless Ryan re-injures himself, he seems back to normal.

Who’s the Backup?

Chris Redman was out there for a very brief period of time and would get snaps if Ryan were to leave again.

Devastation Scale

Ryan missed barely any time and looks 100 percent healthy out there now. I would put this injury at a one unless there is some lasting damage.

Timeline for Return

Ryan is back in action.

What They’re Saying

John Clayton was correct when he said that Ryan walking off on his own power was encouraging.