Ryan limited in practice after pounding by Eagles
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was limited in practice Wednesday after taking a pounding against Philadelphia, but he'll be ready to go when the Falcons take on NFC South rival Tampa Bay.
Ryan was listed as having a knee injury. He would only say he's "a little sore," describing that as normal for midweek after a physical game. He says he'll be "good to go" on Sunday.
The Falcons (1-1) need to do a better job protecting Ryan, who's already been sacked nine times and hit 17 more times. Help might be on the way. Longtime center Todd McClure returned to the practice field for the first time since undergoing minor knee surgery.
McClure got in limited work and the team hopes he'll be ready to return against the Buccaneers.