Rams QB Matthew Stafford placed on IR, potentially out for season

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is on standby with a neck injury, the team announced on Saturday.

The move means Stafford should miss at least four games. The Rams are currently 3-8 with only six games left in their regular season.

Although the veteran quarterback started the year with questions about the condition of his injured elbow, head and neck injuries were the most troublesome for him.

Stafford lost early to the New Orleans Saints after receiving the sack, prompting the team to evaluate him for a concussion. He missed two games on concussion protocol.

On Friday, Rams head coach Sean McVeigh announced that Stafford had been cleared of a concussion but would be out of the team’s Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a neck problem.

“What we need to find out is the remaining six games, how long will he be available and what is the best thing to do for him?” McVeigh said Friday.

McVeigh made it clear that Stafford’s health was a priority, even as he was medically cured of his neck strain.

“He might be upset with me, but I think he knows I’m in his best interest and we’re in his best interest.” [in mind]”, McVeigh said. “And if that’s the case, it’s definitely possible. But he’s going to want to play.”

If Stafford’s season is indeed over, then he finishes with 2,087 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. This is the fewest yards and touchdowns in a season in which he played at least eight games.

The reigning Super Bowl champions are also missing stars Aaron Donald and Cooper Kupp, who are both out with injuries, another reason to potentially hold Stafford back for the last two games of a season that didn’t go according to plan.

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Matthew Stafford’s season with the Los Angeles Rams could be over. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)



Source: sports.yahoo.com