Matt Ryan has sprained shoulder

Updated: January 20, 2013, 10:44 PM ET
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan suffered a sprained left shoulder during Sunday's NFC Championship Game, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Ryan was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint but will not need surgery, according to the source. The two-time Pro Bowler popped his shoulder back into place and may not need an MRI on Monday.

The 27-year-old Ryan suffered the injury in the second half of Atlanta's 28-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He was in visible pain during the latter stages of the fourth quarter and was seen leaving the locker room with his arm in a sling.

Despite passing for a postseason franchise-record 396 yards and three touchdowns, Ryan committed two costly turnovers in the second half.

ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas contributed to this report.

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