IRVINE, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay stated quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s proper elbow pain is “a little bit abnormal for a quarterback,” evaluating it as a substitute to what pitchers take care of.
Stafford, who handled an elbow harm final season, obtained an injection in his proper elbow in the course of the offseason. He didn’t throw in the course of the Rams’ spring exercises, saying he and the crew had been making an attempt to be good along with his throwing arm.
Stafford threw throughout particular person and 7-on-7 drills on Thursday however didn’t participate within the crew reps. McVay stated earlier within the week that he does not count on Stafford to take action earlier than the Rams depart Irvine on Aug. 10.
McVay stated the Rams’ coaching employees and Stafford “tried some things in the offseason” with the objective of assuaging a few of the pain he was feeling in his elbow. McVay stated going into camp the Rams knew they wished to have a “modified approach and a progressive build.”
“Could he do it? Yes,” McVay stated. “Is that the best thing? We didn’t think so. And I think I’ve got a responsibility to try to make decisions that are in the best alignment using medical experts and talking with Matthew. And so all of those things combined led to where we’re at right now. And it is an ever-evolving process, but we are really taking over these next couple weeks, seeing how they go.”
McVay stated Wednesday that Stafford’s pain is not a setback however is “consistent with what’s been going on.”
“[You] want to try to have him operate in as little pain as possible,” McVay stated. “I think anytime that you’ve played as long and are as tough as he is, I don’t know if you’re ever truly pain-free, but the goal would be for Sept. 8 and really looking towards 17 games then hopefully some games after that if we earn that opportunity.
“That’s type of the angle and the big-picture method that we would like to have the ability to take. I do not know that I might really feel as comfy taking that method if it wasn’t for the expertise that he is gathered and figuring out how intentional he’s about staying up to the mark along with his psychological and his bodily work that he can do within the absence of a few of the stuff within the crew settings.”
McVay said he thought Stafford “regarded actually good” during practice on Thursday.
“Even in routes on air, within the forms of throws the place you are actually seeing all components of the sector being activated, that is a actually good factor,” McVay said. “And so I’ve positively seen enchancment. He was making these forms of throws earlier than, however having the ability to simply do it in a good vogue is type of what we’re actually searching out.”