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Falcons’ Matt Ryan has ankle sprain, not ruled out against Seahawks

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sits on the bench with an apparent leg injury after Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald leveled him, causing a fumble that the Rams recovered, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton / Associated Press)
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sits on the bench with an apparent leg injury after Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald leveled him, causing a fumble that the Rams recovered, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton / Associated Press)
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s decade-long streak of consecutive starts is on the line due to a sprained right ankle.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn says Ryan ran in a pool on Monday to test the ankle and has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Seattle.

The 34-year-old Ryan has not missed a start since 2009. His streak covers 154 regular-season games.

Asked if the injury is a high ankle sprain, Quinn said: “We’ll stay with sprain. … Hopefully it’s not a long-term thing.”

Quinn says Ryan won’t practice Wednesday but could return later in the week. He said Ryan will “try anything he can” to play.

The Falcons have a bye week after playing Seattle. Ryan was hurt when sacked by Aaron Donald in the 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Matt Schaub would start if Ryan can’t play.

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