Matthew Stafford is understood for being one of many hardest gamers within the NFL, and the Los Angeles Rams quarterback might must combat via yet one more ailment in the course of the upcoming season.
Stafford has been coping with an harm to his throwing elbow all through coaching camp. Rams head coach Sean McVay insists the workforce will be able to manage the issue and stated it’s one which existed final season. Whereas that could be true, ESPN’s Dan Graziano wrote this week that Stafford’s elbow harm “might be a difficulty all 12 months.”
Graziano notes that the harm might affect each the way Stafford practices and how he plays on game day.
Stafford threw for 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns final season earlier than main the Rams to a win within the Tremendous Bowl. He had a completion proportion of 67.2. If he did all that whereas battling the identical sort of harm he’s presently managing, there’s actually no enormous concern.
Nonetheless, Stafford is 34 and has been banged up all through his profession. Whereas there’s little query he’ll play via no matter harm he has, it’s by no means an excellent factor when a quarterback is managing ache earlier than the season even begins.