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Rams’ Matthew Stafford in concussion protocol, unsure vs. Cardinals

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is in concussion protocol and his standing for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals is to be decided, coach Sean McVay stated Wednesday.

“Still anticipating and having the optimistic approach that he’ll be ready to go,” McVay stated throughout a information convention earlier than a jog-through exercise that was not open to reporters.

McVay stated the jog-through, moderately than a full apply, was a part of the Rams late-season strategy to scale back put on and tear, not due to Stafford’s scenario.

John Wolford would most likely would begin in opposition to the Cardinals if Stafford can’t play, with Bryce Perkins because the backup.

Last Sunday, Stafford accomplished 13 of 27 passes for 165 yards and a landing in a 16-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. He was sacked 4 occasions.

McVay stated it was not clear when Stafford may need suffered an harm that resulted within the medical workers’s willpower Tuesday to position him concussion protocol. McVay stated he was not conscious of Stafford being woozy throughout a loss that dropped the Rams’ document to 3-5.

Stafford, 34, is in his 14th NFL season. He has handed for eight touchdowns, with eight interceptions.

“I know Matthew will do everything is his power to try and be ready,” McVay stated. “We’ll just take it a day at a time.”

In 2020, with quarterback Jared Goff nursing a thumb harm, McVay began Wolford within the season finale in opposition to the Cardinals. Wolford accomplished 22 of 38 passes for 231 yards, with an interception, in an 18-7 victory.

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The subsequent week, McVay began Wolford in an NFC wild-card playoff recreation in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks. Wolford suffered a neck harm within the first quarter, nevertheless, and Goff got here on to steer the Rams to victory.

“He’s got the athleticism, but he’s also got the ability to be able to make a lot of the different throws,” McVay stated of Wolford. “His teammates rally around him, and he’s got a great mastery and ownership of what we’re really trying to get done.”

More later at latimes.com/sports activities/rams

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