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Minor injury for Atlanta's Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC Championship Game and won't be able to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Coach Mike Smith says Ryan will need three to four weeks to recover from the injury, which was described as a sprained AC joint to the non-throwing shoulder. No surgery is required.

Ryan was hurt just after the two-minute warning against the 49ers. On a 5-yard pass that Jason Snelling took down to the San Francisco 10, linebacker Ahmad Brooks got a shot on the Atlanta quarterback. Ryan's next two passes were incomplete, sealing the 49ers' 28-24 victory and a berth in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 against Baltimore.

Smith says Ryan would've played in the Super Bowl if the Falcons had beaten the 49ers and advanced.

Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson replaces Ryan on the NFC squad for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

TALIB UNSURE: Former Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib, who was acquired by New England this season and left Sunday's AFC Championship Game with a hamstring injury, said he has enjoyed his time with the Patriots but doesn't know what's ahead with unrestricted free agency looming. "I'm still a Patriot," Tampa Bay's former first-round draft choice told ESPN. "Free agency doesn't start 'til March, so until then I'm still a Patriot and just enjoying my time."

CARDINALS: New coach Bruce Arians hired Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator and Tom Moore as assistant head coach/offense.

JAGUARS: New coach Gus Bradley is keeping two assistants from previous regimes, Mark Duffner (linebackers) and Jerry Sullivan (receivers).

PRO BOWL: The AFC added Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, Miami's Richie Incognito and Randy Starks, Denver's Zane Beadles and Demaryius Thomas, Houston's Owen Daniels and three Bills — C.J. Spiller, Kyle Williams and Jairus Byrd. They either replace injured players or members of the Ravens who are playing in the Super Bowl. Along with Seattle's Wilson, Atlanta's Thomas DeCoud and William Moore and Green Bay's Josh Sitton were added for the NFC.

Minor injury for Atlanta's Ryan 01/21/13 [Last modified: Monday, January 21, 2013 10:09pm]
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