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Rams Avoid Matthew Stafford Injury Scare

Larry Rupp
The Los Angeles Rams avoided an injury scare to quarterback Matthew Stafford.
The Los Angeles Rams avoided an injury scare to quarterback Matthew Stafford. / Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images
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Los Angeles Rams fans have been holding their breath ever since seeing quarterback Matthew Stafford suffer a thumb during practice on Monday. Well, they can take a sigh of relief as it looks like he has avoided any major injury and will only miss a few days of action.

Fortunately, X-rays on Stafford's swollen thumb came back negative after he hit his hand on a helmet during a drill in training camp. This is great news considering the veteran signal-caller underwent thumb surgery back in March after the Rams first acquired him via a trade with the Detroit Lions.

Matthew Stafford Injury Update

Stafford has built a reputation for playing through a number of different injuries. In fact, he started all 16 games for the Lions last season despite suffering a ligament tear. However, don't be surprised if Stafford takes it easy for a while given he plays such a key role in the Rams' potential success.

The Rams have high hopes for the 2021-22 season and believe Stafford is the one that can lead them to the promised land. The 12-year pro has completed 64.2% of his career pass attempts for over 45,000 yards and 282 touchdowns, but has yet to win a single game in the postseason.

This is the best offense Stafford has ever been a part of. He is throwing to a pair of wide receivers that each racked up over 930 receiving yards last season in Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Plus, the Rams offensive line was graded amongst the three best in the NFL in 2020, per ProFootballFocus.

The Rams currently have the seventh-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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