Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is expected back from the right ankle sprain that caused him to miss the last game, snapping a streak of 163 consecutive starts, but was held out of Monday’s practice.
Also, cornerback Desmond Trufant (turf toe) and defensive tackle John Cominsky (ankle) are expected back at practice this week. Cominsky and Trufant took part in the walk-through during the open media portion of practice on Monday. Ryan was not on the field, but seen later in the locker room.
“A couple guys, who are injured and we intentionally held them all today,” Quinn said. “Just to max out as much time as we could. Full injury report on Wednesday. The good news is a lot of those guys made good progress.
“The guys with the lingering injuries, we held them just to give them a couple more days of treatment.”
Matt Schaub started in the 27-20 loss to Seattle and passed for 460 yards.
In seven starts, Ryan has completed 202 of 285 passes (70.9%) for 2,170 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has a passer rating of 98.7.
Ryan’s injury, which was suffered after he was sacked by Rams defensive star Aaron Donald, was described as a high ankle sprain by Dr. David. J. Chao, a former NFL team doctor for 17 years. He also projected that Ryan would miss a week or two.
Quinn said Ryan pushed hard to play in the last game against Seattle.
Ryan missed two games in the 2009 season with a turf toe injury suffered in Week 11.
Trufant suffered a turf toe injury against Houston on Oct. 6. He missed the last three games. Before the bye week, he was running off to the side with the trainers, which is normally the first step to returning to practice.
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