Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has fully recovered from the sprained left AC shoulder joint he suffered against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game on Jan. 20. After the game, Falcons coach Mike Smith said that Ryan’s recovery was expected to be three to four weeks and that Ryan would have played had the Falcons advanced to Super Bowl XLVII. No surgery was required. “He’s started working out in the weight room,” Smith said on Wednesday. “He’s moved from the rehab part of it to working in the weight room, which is a good thing.” Ryan usually takes a short break after the season. The offseason program starts on April 24. “He’s been working in the training room and this week he started working in the weight room,” Smith said. “He’s recovered and we absolutely expect him to well beyond 100 percent when we start our offseason program.” Smith also said that team does not have a timetable for tight end Tony Gonzalez to decide if he’s going to retire or return to the team.
Ryan fully recovered from shoulder injury
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Feb 13