McVay: Stafford’s elbow ache ‘irregular’ for QB

IRVINE, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay stated quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s proper elbow ache is “a bit of bit irregular for a quarterback,” evaluating it as an alternative to what pitchers take care of.

Stafford, who handled an elbow damage final season, obtained an injection in his proper elbow through the offseason. He didn’t throw through the Rams’ spring exercises, saying he and the workforce have been attempting to be good together with his throwing arm.

Stafford threw throughout particular person and 7-on-7 drills on Thursday however didn’t participate within the workforce reps. McVay stated earlier within the week that he does not anticipate Stafford to take action earlier than the Rams depart Irvine on Aug. 10.

McVay stated the Rams’ athletic coaching workers and Stafford “tried some issues within the offseason” with the purpose of assuaging among the ache he was feeling in his elbow. McVay stated going into camp the Rams knew they needed to have a “modified method and a progressive construct.”

“Might he do it? Sure,” McVay stated. “Is that the very best factor? We did not suppose so. And I believe I’ve obtained a accountability to attempt to make choices which can be in the very best alignment utilizing medical consultants and speaking with Matthew. And so all of these issues mixed led to the place we’re at proper now. And it’s an ever-evolving course of, however we’re actually taking up these subsequent couple weeks, seeing how they go.”

McVay stated Wednesday that Stafford’s ache is not a setback however is “in step with what’s been happening” with the 34-year-old.

“[You] wish to attempt to have him function in as little ache as attainable,” McVay stated. “I believe anytime that you’ve got performed as lengthy and are as robust as he’s, I do not know in case you’re ever really pain-free, however the purpose can be for Sept. 8 and actually trying in the direction of 17 video games then hopefully some video games after that if we earn that chance.

“That is form of the angle and the big-picture method that we wish to have the ability to take. I do not know that I’d really feel as snug taking that method if it wasn’t for the expertise that he is gathered and figuring out how intentional he’s about staying on top of things together with his psychological and his bodily work that he can do within the absence of among the stuff within the workforce settings.”

McVay stated he thought Stafford “seemed actually good” throughout follow on Thursday.

“Even in routes on air, within the kinds of throws the place you are actually seeing all elements of the sector being activated, that is a extremely good factor,” McVay stated. “And so I’ve undoubtedly seen enchancment. He was making these kinds of throws earlier than, however with the ability to simply do it in a wise trend is form of what we’re actually looking out.”

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