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Matthew Stafford Latest Injury Update is Concerning for Rams

Larry Rupp
Matthew Stafford's latest injury update is concerning for the Los Angeles Rams.
Matthew Stafford's latest injury update is concerning for the Los Angeles Rams. / AP Photos/Chris O'Meara
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The Los Angeles Rams will be aiming to get back in the NFC playoff race when they take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. The player leading them on offense may not be Matthew Stafford, though. The veteran quarterback is unlikely to play as he continues to battle concussion symptoms.

Matthew Stafford Injury Update

Stafford was officially placed in concussion protocol on Tuesday after taking a few brutal hits against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been officially listed as questionable to play and his status will come down to whether or not he can pass the NFL concussion protocol. That is not looking likely.

Head coach Sean McVay said on Friday that Stafford was "making good progress," but playing it safe when it comes to concussions has become the new norm for NFL coaching staffs. Taking it easy on the sideline for a week allows Stafford to get back to full health for the second half of the season.

Assuming Stafford does not pass the protocol, look for veteran backup John Wolford to draw the start. Wolford has started one regular season game in his career and it was an 18-7 win for the Rams in Week 17 back in 2020. He racked up 231 passing yards and 56 rushing yards against the Cardinals.

The Rams are in desperate need of a win and have defeated the Cardinals in 11 of the last 12 head-to-head matchups. Keep in mind Arizona will likely be without its starting QB, too. Los Angeles is slated as a 3-point home favorite with odds set at -162 to come out on top, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

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