The Los Angeles Rams are taking precautions with quarterback Matthew Stafford by limiting the number of passes he throws during training camp.
On Thursday, the NFL Network learned that the pivot is suffering from a tendon problem in his right elbow. The 34-year-old veteran would have undergone surgery during the offseason to remedy this injury, but the results would not be there.
“I wanted to try and get him to operate with as little pain as possible. I think any time a player plays that long and has that much tenacity, I don’t know if it’s really possible to play without feeling pain,” head coach Sean McVay said Wednesday. , when he was asked about the fact that Stafford had not thrown any relays during the exercise of the day.
“The goal is for him to be ready for September 8 and to play 17 games. With a bit of luck, [il disputera] a few games after that.
“We’re really going one week at a time, even a few weeks,” added the Rams driver. Don’t expect him to do anything in this block or in the next three days, even next week… It’s part of the plan that we believe is in his best interest.”
Last year, in his first campaign with the Californian club, Stafford attempted 601 passes in the regular season and 140 passes during the playoffs. The quarter also led his team to victory in Super Bowl LVI.