Matthew Stafford is running the first team offense in the first padded team period today, so another great sign for that thumb.
Great news. The Rams got a scare yesterday when Stafford hit his throwing thumb against a helmet. The indication was Stafford would be OK, but no one would have been surprised if he sat out a day and played it safe. That isn't the case and he's back at it today.
Rodriguez went on to say she doesn't think anybody is panicking in the Rams camp about the injury. It's possible Stafford could be held out for a day at least as an extra precaution. Looks like good news.
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford slammed his surgically repaired right thumb into a defender’s helmet during a throw Monday, ending his day early and leaving the Rams’ sideline to hold its collective breath.
The Rams had no substantive update on Stafford’s status after practice, but Rams coach Sean McVay said he was hopeful “everything will be OK there.”
“We’ll see,” McVay said. “He’s so tough as it is. Look at what he played through all last year to get the thumb cleaned up. He’s a tough guy. We’ll see what they say and take it one day at a time.”
We first reported this story Monday night and it sounded like there wasn't too much concern. But it's the same thumb Stafford had surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in early March, shortly after the Rams acquired him from the Detroit Lions. We'll continue to update. Wolford took the rest of the first team snaps but Stafford did walk off the field gripping his helmet with his right hand.
The Rams got a scare when QB Matthew Stafford hit his throwing thumb on a helmet near the end of practice.
The tweet went on to say Stafford left the field with the thumb wrapped, but holding his helmet with that hand. "I don't know anything yet," coach Sean McVay said. "I think he'll be OK." We'll continue to update as we learn more. It's worth noting, as Modesti also added, Stafford had surgery last winter to repair a torn ligament in the thumb after hurting it in a November game, an injury he played through the rest of the Lions' season.