Matt Stafford Placed on IR With Spinal Contusion

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford
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NFL Week 13 - Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has been placed on injured reserve with a spinal cord contusion, according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. According to Rodrigue, the injury is expected to sideline Stafford for the rest of the season.  

Stafford has missed three games this season, suffering a concussion and a neck injury. Stafford was on pace to post his worst DVOA as a starter since 2009. 

In the games Stafford has missed, the Rams have replaced him with John Wolford and Bryce Perkins. The Rams are already without a number of players on offense, with Cooper Kupp on injured reserve and Allen Robinson out for the year. 

Comments

7 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2022, 3:05pm

#1 by HitchikersPie // Dec 05, 2022 - 4:14am

This could be all she wrote for Stafford, he's 34, just won a Super Bowl, and is already a centimillionaire, I don't think there are many people in that position who would go through some spinal surgery and want to stay on in the NFL.

Points: 2

#2 by StuffedWhiteRabbit // Dec 05, 2022 - 4:34am

It wouldn’t shock me to see Stafford and Donald call it a day at the end of this one. The Rams might be properly blowing it up from here. 

Points: 0

#3 by Mike B. In Va // Dec 05, 2022 - 7:24am

I know injuries are a thing in the NFL, but this has been ridiculous. Who's left for the Rams?

Points: 0

#4 by Joey-Harringto… // Dec 05, 2022 - 8:49am

While it sucks to see injuries destroy any team's season, I do appreciate the Rams tanking on behalf of the Lions so they don't have to do it themselves.

Points: 3

#7 by StuffedWhiteRabbit // Dec 05, 2022 - 3:05pm

Wagner and Ramsey basically.
 

Though they may break their streak of starting a different o-line combination this week. 

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