NFL: Matthew Stafford’s arm raises questions
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said quarterback Matthew Stafford’s right elbow pain was ‘a bit abnormal for a quarterback’, instead comparing it to what pitchers have to deal with , reports ESPN.
Stafford, who injured his elbow last season, received an injection in his right elbow during the offseason. He didn’t throw during spring training for the Rams, saying he and the team were trying to be smart with his arm.
Stafford pitched in individual drills and in 7-on-7 drills Thursday, but did not participate in team rehearsals. McVay said earlier in the week he didn’t expect Stafford to make it before the Rams leave Irvine on Aug. 10.
McVay said the Rams and Stafford coaching staff « tried a few things this offseason » in an attempt to relieve some of the pain he was feeling in his elbow. McVay said that in starting camp, the Rams wanted to have « a modified approach and a progressive build. »
“Could he do it? Yes, said McVay. Is this the best thing? We do not think so. And I think I have a responsibility to try to make decisions that are in the best interest of the club using the advice of medical experts and talking to Matthew. And so all of those things combined have led to where we are right now. And it’s an ever-evolving process, but we’re really taking control of the next two weeks, to see how it goes. »