An MRI exam on Ryan's left shoulder confirmed a Grade 2 AC joint sprain, a league source told ESPN. On Sunday, Ryan said his shoulder was "good enough to go" late in the game, despite his injury. Atlanta 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. 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.