Oct 18, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan (23) and cornerback James Bradberry (24) celebrate after a defensive stop in front of Washington Football Team wide receiver Isaiah Wright (83) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Giants S Ryan praises trainer for helping save wife’s life

New York Giants safety Logan Ryan lauded one of the team’s trainers on Wednesday for potentially saving his wife’s life on Tuesday.

Ashley Ryan wound up undergoing emergency surgery to deal with an ectopic pregnancy, where a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus.

Ashley Ryan had flown to Florida to vote in the election near the couple’s offseason home. She spoke with her husband after the Giants lost 25-23 to the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

“I was leaving the stadium around 1 a.m. and she was telling me about some pains she had in her stomach,” Ryan said. “I told her she wanted to sleep it off. She said she was in extreme pain but she would wait until the morning. I talked to one of our trainers about the symptoms and he said, ‘No, she needs to go to the (emergency room).’ …

“The egg was about to burst, so she ended up going to emergency surgery and they ended up saving her and preventing a lot of what could’ve been done. A trainer on our team, Justin Maher, telling my wife to go to the ER at 1 a.m. could’ve saved her life — or saved a lot of internal bleeding there. That’s the type of organization we have here.”

Ryan, back at practice Wednesday, added, “My kids are OK. My wife is recovering well. She is OK. This happened all yesterday. And (head coach Joe Judge) said, if you need to fly to Florida, don’t worry about football. That’s what Joe is as a man and as a coach.

“I’ll do everything I can to play for a coach like that and an organization like this because if that wasn’t the case, I don’t know if I’d be here today. And honestly, I’m extremely grateful for this organization and Joe and for everybody to understand things are bigger than football, especially this year.”

Ryan, 29, won two Super Bowl championship while playing for the New England Patriots from 2013-16. He then played 2017-19 with the Tennessee Titans before signing a one-year, $7.5 million deal with the Giants just before the start of the 2020 season.

In eight games, seven starts, this year, Ryan has 47 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

–Field Level Media

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