Matthew Stafford Out Sunday with Neck Injury
NFL Week 12 - The Los Angeles Rams have officially ruled out quarterback Matthew Stafford for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Further reporting from ESPN's Adam Schefter specifies Stafford's injury has been labeled a strained neck.
Stafford missed time in Week 10 after entering the league's concussion protocol. He was replaced by John Wolford, who then exited late in the fourth quarter with what was later diagnosed as a "stiff neck," per CBS Sports. Stafford was able to play Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints.
The Rams are expected to start 2020 undrafted free agent Bryce Perkins on Sunday in his first career start. Perkins made appearances in Weeks 10 and 11, playing just five offensive snaps in Week 10 and playing nearly half of offensive snaps in Week 11. In total, Perkins finished 6-for-11 for 61 yards and three sacks. According to Rapoport, Perkins was already set to take first-team reps during the week, with Wolford still sidelined by injury.