It was reported this week that Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered from “bad tendonitis” in his right elbow. This led to mass hysteria over his status for the regular season.
Rams head coach Sean McVay tried to defuse speculation by posting an update on his star quarterback.
“We really take it a week at a time, really a few weeks,” McVay said. “Don’t expect him to do anything within those team parameters for this block or the next three days, next week. Nothing has changed. … It’s part of the plan that we believe , is in his best interest.
On Saturday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero provided some context on how the Rams are handling Stafford’s injury.
Pelissero announced that Stafford was performing normal reps on individual and 7-on-7 drills this Saturday. So the Rams aren’t really limiting him, they’re just managing his injury.
Judging by Pelissero’s report, it looks like Stafford won’t have his reps limited when he suits up for practice.
Stafford might not be suitable for every practice from now on, which makes sense if the Rams “manage” his elbow.
The Rams begin their season Sept. 8 against the Buffalo Bills.