The 26-year-old was declared inactive by the Falcons for Sunday’s sport
towards the Carolina Panthers within the morning because of a private matter.
It was the second time this season that the huge receiver has been inactive with that designation. He did not journey to London for the workforce’s Week 5 sport towards the New York Jets on October 10. After a bye week, Ridley performed towards the Miami Dolphins on October 24.
And throughout the Falcons’ 19-13 defeat to the Panthers on Sunday, Ridley posted an announcement on Twitter through which he mentioned he can be taking a break from the NFL
“These previous few weeks have been very difficult and as a lot as I would prefer to be on the sector competing with my teammates, I must step away from soccer right now and deal with my psychological wellbeing,” Ridley mentioned
“This may assist me be the most effective model of myself now and sooner or later. I need to thank my teammates, all the Atlanta Falcons group, our nice followers, my buddies, and my household for all of their assist throughout this time.”
Falcons head coach Arthur Smith mentioned
he realized of Ridley’s absence on Sunday morning and that there can be no timeline for his return.
Ridley has 31 receptions for 281 yards and two touchdowns in 5 video games this season. He was voted as a second-team All-Professional final season after racking up profession highs in catches and yards (1,374) with 9 touchdowns.
His teammates wished him the most effective and supplied him assist after the loss, together with quarterback Matt Ryan.
“Definitely want Calvin all the most effective,” Ryan mentioned
. “We love him and assist him. He is an ideal good friend and an ideal particular person. All of us assist him as he is going by means of this.”