Matt Ryan separates shoulder during loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan against the NY Giants on December 16, 2012
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It is reported that Matt Ryan will not need surgery after sustaining a shoulder separation during the Atlanta Falcons' loss in the NFC Championship game to the San Francisco 49ers.

Matt Ryan has injured his left shoulder during the Atlanta Falcons' loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

The Falcons quarterback is understood to have sustained a separation in his left shoulder towards the end of the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.

The 27-year-old played one snap after picking up the knock to his non-throwing arm.

NFL.com reports that the injury will not need surgery, and that he would have been able to play in the Super Bowl had the Falcons won the game.

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