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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is outwardly coping with elbow ache that’s extra widespread in pitchers than signal-callers.
Head coach Sean McVay stated as a lot, revealing the ache is “a bit bit irregular for a quarterback,” per Sarah Barshop of ESPN. Barshop famous Stafford obtained an injection in the correct elbow this offseason and did not throw throughout spring exercises.
The Georgia product handled elbow ache at occasions final season, and McVay labeled this replace as “in line with what’s been happening” as a substitute of an precise setback.
The coach additionally stated the purpose is having Stafford prepared for the opener towards the Buffalo Payments on Sept. 8.
“That is type of the angle and the big-picture method that we wish to have the ability to take. I do not know that I’d really feel as comfy taking that method if it wasn’t for the expertise that he is collected and understanding how intentional he’s about staying on top of things together with his psychological and his bodily work that he can do within the absence of among the stuff within the group settings.”
That is removed from Stafford’s first rodeo as he enters the 14th season of his profession and second with the Rams. Managing ache comes with the territory as an NFL quarterback, even when that exact ache is extra widespread in one other sport.
He definitely dealt with it properly final season as he led Los Angeles to the Tremendous Bowl title in his first yr away from the Detroit Lions.
Stafford accomplished 67.2 % of his passes for 4,886 yards, 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He’s anticipated to steer the Rams into Tremendous Bowl competition once more this season with lots of the similar items again on the roster.
First, he has to ensure he’s wholesome by the point the common season begins.