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Matt Ryan thinks he’s fine, but second opinion is coming

Atlanta Falcons v Detroit Lions

DETROIT - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is examined after being sacked during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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That ugly, awkward ankle/foot twist sustained Sunday by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made the fourth-year signal caller appear to be, as Peter King said on Football Night in America, Gumby. (Given the proximity of the FNIA studio to the legendary home of SNL, King perhaps should have added: “Dammit!”)

Ryan returned and secured the victory, and we’re told he believes he’s fine. A source with knowledge of the situation says that Ryan will be getting a second opinion during the upcoming bye week.

So while Ryan’s injury isn’t as bad as the injury to the other quarterback in that game, there’s at least for now cause for mild concern about Ryan’s health.