Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford He underwent an off-season operation on his right elbow to deal with the pain he experienced last season and to help prepare for this season, sources told ESPN’s Adam Shifter.
According to sources, Stafford is feeling better today than he did this time last year – something the quarterback appeared to confirm on Sunday when he said there were “no restrictions” to his elbow.
“I feel good,” Stafford said. I’m ready to go. No strings attached…I feel great. I’m ready to play. I can always be better. I can always try to feel like 21 again. I’ll keep trying. But no, I feel really good. I feel like I can do every throw.”
Rams coach Sean McVeigh said over the weekend that the team’s plan for dealing with Stafford’s elbow pain was “no different” from what it did last season. McVeigh also said he wouldn’t have any issues with Stafford who threw more than 50 passes during Thursday’s season opener against the Buffalo Bills.
Stafford, 34, who received an elbow injection during the 2021 season, did not throw during spring training and was placed on a throwing schedule during training camp. Last month, McVeigh said Stafford’s injury was “a bit unnatural for a quarterback,” comparing it instead to what the bowler might be dealing with.
Information from ESPN’s Sarah Barshop was used in this report.
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