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Dan Quinn Announces Injury To Falcons QB Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan throwing a pass.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 23: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

No one predicted the Atlanta Falcons would be 1-6 through seven games this season. The team's rapid decline since Super Bowl 51 has been stunning.

It's not going to get any easier from here either. Quarterback Matt Ryan left Sunday's game with an injury.

Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn updated his quarterback's status on Monday. Ryan has an ankle sprain, but it's still uncertain as to how severe the sprain is.

Here's the full report:

As stated in the report, the team is hoping Ryan's injury is short-term. But ankle sprains are always tough to evaluate.

Ryan suffered the injury on a strip-sack by Rams defensive end Aaron Donald in the fourth quarter. The quarterback limped to the sideline before heading to the locker room.

Before leaving the game because of the injury, Ryan completed 16-of-27 passes for 159 yards. He was sacked five times and had two turnovers. Los Angeles went onto win 37-10.

In Ryan's absence, veteran QB Matt Schaub took over for the Falcons. In limited time, Schaub completed all six of his throws for 65 yards and the Falcons' only touchdown.

The Falcons face the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. Schaub is expected to once again take over in Ryan's place, that is if Ryan is unable to give it a go.