The Giants’ training staff helped save a life on the players’ weekly day off.
Safety Logan Ryan said his wife, Ashley, flew to the family’s offseason home in Florida in order to vote Tuesday in the presidential election, after the Giants lost to the Buccaneers on “Monday Night Football.”
“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].’ ”
Ashley followed the team’s advice and was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy, according to her husband. The condition is caused by a fertilized egg growing outside of a woman’s uterus and can lead to life-threatening bleeding.
“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,” Ryan said. “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.”
The Ryans — college sweethearts who met at Rutgers, where he played football and she played softball — have two children. They relocated to their native New Jersey after Logan signed in August with the Giants and reunited with coach Joe Judge.
Ryan played for the Patriots from 2013-16, when Judge was an assistant coach.
“My kids are OK and my wife is recovering well,” Ryan said. “Joe 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 know we care about X’s and O’s and winning and losing, but there are really good people here. That’s why I came here.
“There are really good trainers here. There are really good people behind the scenes working hard for us to get wins, and I’ll do everything I can to play for a coach like that and play for an organization like this, because if that wasn’t the case I don’t know if my wife would be here today. And, honestly I’m extremely grateful for this organization and for Joe and for everyone to understand things bigger than football, especially this year.”
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