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Rams’ Matthew Stafford (protocol, neck) dominated out for Week 12

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is within the concussion protocol and won’t play on Sunday towards the Kansas City Chiefs due to a neck damage, head coach Sean McVay mentioned on Wednesday.

McVay mentioned Stafford felt some numbness in his legs after taking a success in Week 11 towards the New Orleans Saints, a recreation Stafford was taking part in in two days after he was cleared from the concussion protocol.

Stafford is within the concussion protocol, McVay mentioned, “as a result of some of those evaluations [this week] and because we pulled him out of the game.”

McVay made it clear that though Stafford is within the concussion protocol, it does not imply the quarterback has been recognized with a concussion.

McVay mentioned after Stafford was evaluated for a concussion on Sunday towards the Saints, “we wanted to take a conservative approach to take him out of the game as a result of some of those symptoms that he was having.”

McVay mentioned the Rams are taking it per week at a time with Stafford’s damage. The coach didn’t rule out shutting the quarterback down for the remainder of the season, saying, “We’re not going to do anything that’s reckless.”

“[Stafford is] so tough,” McVay. “He’s such a great competitor and I definitely think that’s probably one of those deals where if he is cleared, you definitely want to make sure that I’m making a smart decision for him and for our team, not exclusive to this year.”

McVay didn’t decide to a beginning quarterback towards Kansas City, as John Wolford, who began in Week 10 when Stafford was within the concussion protocol, shall be restricted in apply with a neck damage. Wolford was inactive in Week 11 towards the Saints due to his neck damage.

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Stafford was changed by Bryce Perkins within the recreation in New Orleans. Perkins is in line to take nearly all of the quarterback snaps throughout apply on Wednesday. He accomplished 5 of 10 passes for 64 yards in aid of Stafford towards the Saints. He additionally ran for 39 yards on 5 carries.

The Rams signed quarterback Case Cookus to the apply squad on Wednesday.

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