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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants defensive back Logan Ryan credited a team trainer with potentially saving the life of his wife after she underwent emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy Tuesday in Florida.
Ashley Ryan went to Florida earlier this week to vote and check on the couple’s house. She was feeling intense stomach pain early Tuesday morning and wanted to sleep it off.
“I talked to one of our trainers about the symptoms. He said, ‘No, she needs to go to the [emergency room],” said Logan Ryan, who was experiencing pain after suffering a hip injury that night during a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ashley Ryan took the advice of assistant trainer Justin Maher. It proved vital.
“She ended up going to surgery and they ended up saving her and preventing a lot of what could have been done,” Ryan said Wednesday on a Zoom call with reporters. “That was a trainer on our team, Justin Maher, telling my wife to go to the ER at 1 a.m. It could have saved her life or saved a lot of internal bleeding there.”