DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass in front of Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Atlanta won the game 23-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Matt Ryan Injury: Falcons QB Should Be Fine, So Here's Some Ndamukong Suh Stuff

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan briefly left Sunday's game with a leg injury, but returned.

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Matt Ryan Injury: Ndamukong Suh Can Add Brent Grimes To List Of Disapproving Falcons

There has been a lot of talk regarding Ndamukong Suh's on-field comments on Matt Ryan's injury in last weekends' game between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. Now you can add Brent Grimes to the list of people commenting on the situation.

Grimes had this to say when he joined 790 the Zone in Atlanta With Two Live Stews.

"I heard that they were yelling at him like, ‘Get him out of here. Get the cart.’ Stuff that you just shouldn’t say. We’re all out there competing and you’re trying to hit the quarterback and intimidate him. That’s all part of the game, but you don’t really want to see anyone get hurt. For you to mock somebody when they’re on the ground and they are possibly seriously hurt where they might need a cart to take them off the field, that’s just not cool. That comes back to people when they do something like that."

As long as people to continue to talk about this situation it's not going to go away. Suh has made it known that the comments were in reference to a player having to leave the game if they went down with an injury. We might never really know the context and all the details of what was going on out on the field but it does go to show you how the same thing can be interpreted in different ways to different people.

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Roddy White, Ndamukong Suh Enter Round Three In Matt Ryan Tauntgate

I don't follow Ndamukong Suh closely enough to know how much patience he has with this kind of thing, but as an Atlanta Falcons fan, I'm pretty sure Roddy White will keep talking about it as long as may be deemed necessary. To recap: White, along with Todd McCluresaid Suh and Cliff Avril were mockingly calling for Atlanta medical staff when Matt Ryan was downed on Sunday.

White was also quoted as saying Avril was kicking Ryan's feet, though Ryan's name was inserted in that quote parenthetically.

Rrrrround two! Suh and Avril denied the charge, with Suh dropping a "Rodney White" in the process. A devastating blow! Now White has leapt back into battle again:

"I just know he's going to say whatever he wants to say, but we know what they said,'' White said. "We were standing right there in the huddle, we saw when he went down and that's before the medical staff got there that they said was in front of the play. We didn't say he kicked Matt; we said one of the guys, I don't know if it was 92 or 93, one of the defensive ends, came over and he was making kicking gestures like, 'Get him out of here, get him out of here.' 

"I know Suh said what he said. He said, 'Go get the cart for him, get him out of here.' He knows he said that and we're not going to go back and forth about what he said-she said. And then he's going to say it was karma for what we've done in the past when their quarterback [Matthew Stafford] gets hurt on the last play of the game and they have an MRI today."     

I'd expect (HOPE) that to be the end of it, but if Suh's anything like Roddy, this could end with a two-hour televised debate and Zapruder'd game tape.

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

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Matt Ryan Injury: QB's Toughness Energizes Falcons, Says Mike Smith

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan underwent an MRI exam on Monday which did not reveal any damage to his knee or ankle. Ryan isn't expected to miss any time with the injury and will have plenty of time to heal up with the Falcons on their bye week.  

Head coach Mike Smith talked about Matt Ryan's toughness and the importance of an injured player picking himself up off the turf and getting back in the game. 

I think it's very important. Without a doubt, Matt Ryan is a leader of our football team and to see him be able to get up from some of the unfortunate hits that he's had to take throughout the year, I think it not only energizes the offense but it energizes the defense and our entire football team. Really, when any of our guys are down and they get back up and we know that we can have them back out on the playing field, I think it helps, whether it's an offensive lineman, a starter that gets nicked and gets back in there. I think we feel a lot more confident with those guys in the mix than we do with our backups.

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Matt Ryan Injury: Second Opinion On The Way, According To Report

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has said he thinks he's fine after withstanding a leg injury against the Detroit Lions. He came back to play and only missed two snaps, so, yeah. He's said the injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and it looked pretty horrible. But with a bye week ahead, Ryan's reportedly planning to have some extra attention paid to his knee:

A source with knowledge of the situation says that Ryan will be getting a second opinion during the upcoming bye week.    

I don't really know how these things work, but that doesn't entirely sound like good news. Still, he's already shown he can play through the damage, and with a week off, hopefully he'll be near 100 percent. Or Chris Redman can start against the Indianapolis Colts. Actually, let's just do that.

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

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Matt Ryan Injury Update: 'Happy It Wasn't Worse Than It Was'

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has 13 days to rest up his ankle or knee or whatever other part of his leg may have been afflicted on Sunday. After the game, Ryan talked for a moment about the status of his wounded limb:

It hurt on the field. Once I was able to shake that off, go to the sideline, come in (locker room), have (trainers) do a little bit more thorough exam, I felt good. I was ready to go and was happy it wasn't worse than it was.    

Elsewhere, Mike Smith mentioned seeing Ryan emerge from the locker room, then hurrying to give him the eyeball test before sending him out for a crucial third-down conversion.

Don't expect Ryan to miss any games, but keep an ear out over the next couple days for more (though not much more!) on his injury.

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

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Matt Ryan Returns From Knee Injury Like Nothing Happened

Well, that was quick. After Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan suffered a knee injury by having his ankle crushed beneath Will Svitek (video here), he was taken into the locker room and declared questionable to return. Chris Redman took a couple snaps, then Ryan came jogging out and onto the field.

Matt Ryan and a pair of staff members gave him the once over. He pointed at his knee, reclaimed the saddle from Redman and threw a 49-yarder over the middle to Harry Douglas, then nearly found Tony Gonzalez to enter the red zone. The Falcons wound up with a field goal to make it 20-9.

So ... um ... I guess Matt Ryan is OK. That's pretty good. We'll learn more about his condition after the game. Well-timed bye week, at least.

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

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Matt Ryan Injury Update: Questionable With Hurt Knee

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had his foot bent backward on itself in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions (entirely uncomfortable video here), and was able to make it off the field and into the locker room. He's questionable to return for this game, and has been replaced by Chris Redman.

Interesting to note it's being called a knee injury and not an ankle injury. They're all connected, but it's easy to look at that video and worry for his ankle without even thinking of his knee.

Redman is a capable backup and will hopefully be able to preserve Atlanta's 17-9 lead. Getting out of Ford Field with an upset win and a bye week ahead would be a welcome turn of events. Or Ryan could return. Updates as they come.

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

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Matt Ryan Injury: Falcons QB Has Ankle Stomped, Limps Off Field

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went to the ground with a leg injury in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions. He appeared to hit the deck without even being touched, but upon review, his foot was stepped on by backpedaling tackle Will Svitek. He made his way to the locker room, and will be replaced by Chris Redman.

Here's a video of the play:

Ryan's foot looked to bend sideways at the ankle. This is not good, but it looks like it could be worse.

Trainers surrounded him on the field. He was able to make his way to the sideline with a slight limp without any assistance. Doesn't mean anything definite about whether he'll be able to return for this game, but it's at least a good sign.

Medical personnel checked on him near the Falcons bench before escorting him to the locker room. The best news yet: Ryan was shaking off trainers as they searched for pain in his leg, according to FOX's sideline report.

For more on this game visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Lions blog Pride Of Detroit, plus SB Nation Detroit.

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