One of the most miserable seasons in recent Atlanta Falcons history could soon get a lot worse. Quarterback Matt Ryan left today's game and was seen in a walking boot post-game.
Fortunately for the Falcons, it looks like they may have avoided something catastrophic.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Ryan is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his ankle tomorrow. Per the report, the Falcons do not believe the injury to be serious.
But just because it may not be serious doesn't mean there isn't a chance he misses time.
Veteran quarterback Matt Schaub finished the game, going 6-of-6 for 65 yards and a touchdown after the game was well out of reach.
The Falcons lost the game to the Los Angeles Rams, 37-10. With the loss, Atlanta falls to 1-6 on the season.
Ryan is a four-time Pro Bowler and a former NFL MVP. He has only missed two games in his 12 year NFL career, and has played every game since 2010.
He's tough, but at 34 years old he's reaching the point where injuries may soon become a common occurrence (unless he's made of whatever makes Tom Brady's tick).
One would think that as bad as Atlanta has been, winning any more games will be a tall task for either Schaub or any backups the Falcons sign in the days to come.
Atlanta will host the Seattle Seahawks next week.