Rams coach Sean McVay made the announcement Wednesday Matthew Stafford would not participate in team practice for now. A report released earlier Thursday provided more clarity, stating that Stafford is facing “bad tendinitis.
McVay wouldn’t confirm that Stafford has tendinitis, but his explanation of the injury likely won’t ease the concerns of Rams fans.
“It’s a little bit out of the ordinary for a quarterback, some of these things are things MLB pitchers deal with, so we’re learning about it on the fly and his feedback,” McVay said Thursday. team. “We’re really trying to figure out, ‘Okay, how do we come up with the best plan to try to minimize some of the things he’s had to overcome,’ while giving him the confidence that ‘Hey. , I can really just, let go, not worry, play to the best of my abilities.
“The goal is to try to make him feel as good as possible, especially when you’re talking about something with that elbow, and that’s the plan we feel the best, but I’ve never been interested.” like a coach with a quarterback. You’ve had little elbows here and there, but we want to be as smart as possible, and that takes a big team.
Stafford underwent a procedure this offseason that Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports involved platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. The quarterback also briefly wore a brace to limit his range of motion during treatment. He didn’t throw during the offseason, but it’s clear he’s still dealing with the issue in training camp.
McVay said Stafford “tried some things in the offseason” to help with the pain. Now they don’t deliberately overload his hand.
McVay reports that Stafford is “feeling good” and making progress.
“We really just have enough time to run this rehab program that we’ve put in place,” McVay said. “I think he feels stronger. He feels better. But one thing about Matthew is that you really have to pull him out because he’s such a competitor. I’ve seen some things that are encouraging, but I think it’s going to give us a better understanding, probably a week, two weeks from now, to really just say, OK, are we getting the results we want? And then do we start to go back to our normal workload, or what does it really look like until September 8th?'”
Stafford threw during individual 7-on-7 drills Thursday, but is not expected to throw during team practice until the Rams leave Irvine on Aug. 10.