Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Ryan will be on the roads for the majority of the first two weeks of the NFL season as he continues rehabbing from offseason knee surgery.
Matt Ryan, who has started in three of the Seahawks first four games, practiced Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery in December.
He said the knee has gotten stronger and that he’s ready to play this season.
Ryan said he feels good about his progress.
“I feel good, and I’m ready to go,” Ryan said, via ESPN.
“I feel really good, so hopefully I’ll be ready to run this week and get some touches.
I feel like I’ve got a really good shot at making it back on the field.
I’m really excited to be able to be out there.”
The Seahawks are expected to start the season without Ryan, but the team hopes to be ready for his return by the beginning of the season.
Ryan has struggled with injuries during his career and he’s been sidelined with injuries the past two seasons.
He missed all of last season with a torn ACL, suffered in the first half of the 2014 season.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder played in just two games last season before being placed on injured reserve and missed the remainder of the regular season.
He’s been working to build up his health since the injury, which caused him to miss all but two games of the 2015 season.