Matt Ryan’s shoulder injury will keep him out of the Pro Bowl this year.
The Atlanta Falcons quarterback would have likely played in the Super Bowl if the Falcons had advanced but now that the season is over Ryan is going to take some time to rest his shoulder. And in order to get some rest, Ryan is going to have to sit out of the Pro Bowl.
Falcons coach Mike Smith said that the injury isn’t too serious and that Ryan shouldn’t miss any offseason training. Smith said that Ryan suffered a sprained AC join in his left shoulder. The injury takes an average of three to four weeks to heal.
“If we had the outcome that we wanted last night, he would have participated in the game in New Orleans … He will be rehabbing here over the next couple of weeks and then he’ll get on to his offseason.”
Ryan is one of three NFC quarterbacks who won’t be able to play at the Pro Bowl. Robert Griffin III and Aaron Rodgers will both miss the game with injuries. According to the Herald Net, Russell Wilson will be taking Ryan’s place in Hawaii. Eli Manning and Drew Brees will also be in Hawaii as injury reserves.