NFL: Mattew Stafford operated on elbow during offseason

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford underwent surgery on his right elbow this offseason to ease the pain he felt last season and to help prepare for the next one, sources said. to Adam Schefter ofESPN.

According to these sources, Stafford feels better today than he did this time last year – which the quarterback seemed to confirm on Sunday when he said there was “ no limitations” on his elbow.

« I feel good, » Stafford said. I’m ready to start the season. No limits… I feel good. I’m ready to go play. I can always be better. I can always try to feel like I’m 21 again. I will keep trying. But no, I feel really good. I feel like I can make every pass attempt. »

Rams head coach Sean McVay said over the weekend that the team’s plan to deal with Stafford’s elbow pain was ‘no different’ from what he did to the quarterback last season. McVay also said he would have no problem with Stafford throwing more than 50 passes in Thursday’s season opener against the Buffalo Bills.

Stafford, 34, received an elbow injection during the 2021 season and did not make a pass during spring training. Last month, McVay said Stafford’s injury was « a bit abnormal for a quarterback, » comparing it instead to what a pitcher in baseball would face.

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