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Falcons Insider Has Injury Update On QB Matt Ryan

A closeup of Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan throwing a pass.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 16: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons looks to pass against the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The disastrous season for the Atlanta Falcons continues. Quarterback Matt Ryan was injured in today's 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Ryan was replaced by Matt Schaub in the second half of today's game after injuring his right ankle. It happened when he was sacked by Los Angeles star defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

After the game, Ryan reportedly had his right foot in a protective boot, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure.

Prior to getting hurt, Ryan was 16-of-27 for 159 yards and an interception. Schaub threw for the team's lone touchdown of the game, connecting with tight end Austin Hooper.

Since beating the Philadelphia Eagles in dramatic fashion in Week 2, Atlanta has lost five straight. They are 1-6 on the season, and head coach Dan Quinn's job appears to be very much in jeopardy.

If Ryan's injury is a multi-week issue, it would only worsen things for the Falcons. The team has to play the Seahawks next weekend, and after a Week 9 bye, picks things back up with the Saints and Panthers.

We should know more on Ryan's status as the week progresses.