NFL insider Ian Rapoport has given a concerning update on Rams QB Matthew Stafford’s injury.
Earlier this week, Rams head coach Sean McVay said that Stafford’s elbow injury was a little bit “abnormal” for a quarterback.
“It’s a little bit abnormal for a quarterback,” McVay told reporters. “Some of this stuff is things that MLB pitchers deal with, so it is something that we’re kind of learning about on the fly with his feedback.”
McVay went on to say that he still believes Stafford should be ready for the Rams’ season debut on September 8th.
“Want to try to have him operate in as little pain as possible. I think anytime that you’ve played as long and are as tough as he is, I don’t know if you’re ever truly pain-free, but the goal would be for Sept. 8, and really looking toward 17 games, then hopefully some games after that, if we earn that opportunity. That’s kind of the perspective and the big-picture approach that we want to be able to take. I don’t know that I would feel as comfortable taking that approach if it wasn’t for the experience that he’s accumulated.”
During an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, Rapoport says Stafford’s injury “is not nothing” and people are concerned.
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