Matt Ryan was hit in the eye with an errant pyrotechnic
The Atlanta Falcons almost lost their starting quarterback minutes before he started leading them to a romp over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Quarterback Matt Ryan was hit in the eye with an errant pyrotechnic during pregame introductions:
Well the Falcons have already blinded their quarterback with the intro pyro. Good start. pic.twitter.com/qjF1FtRf4k— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) September 19, 2014
But not to worry. Ryan subsequently popped in some eye drops:
Not how you want to start a game. Apparently Matt Ryan got hit in eye with pyrotechnic had to put in eye drops. pic.twitter.com/xkjGUEQxHw— John Breech (@johnbreech) September 19, 2014
And Ryan, evidently, was fine. In the first quarter alone, he completed 10 of 11 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns, jumping the Falcons out to a 21-0 lead. Ryan finished the game 21 of 24 for 286 yards and three touchdowns, as the Falcons won big.