Sean McVay: Matthew Stafford likely out for season with spinal cord contusion

Seattle Seahawks v Los Angeles Rams
Getty Images

The Rams placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on injured reserve on Saturday, fueling speculation that the quarterback won’t play for the rest of the season.

In his press conference following the Rams’ 27-23 loss to the Seahawks, McVay was asked if Stafford is done  for the year.

“He’s got a spinal cord contusion,” McVay said. “That’s an injury that is anywhere between… there’s a good chance that’s probably the case.”

In eight games this season, Stafford completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,087 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He was cleared of the concussion protocol earlier this week after being placed in it for the second time in 2022.

John Wolford started his second game for the Rams this season on Sunday and finished 14-of-26 passing for 178 yards with two interceptions. He also rushed for 29 yards.

If healthy, Wolford appears likely to start the rest of the way for L.A. The club also has Bryce Perkins on its active roster. He started the Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

14 responses to “Sean McVay: Matthew Stafford likely out for season with spinal cord contusion

  1. When they signed him they sold their fan base that he would be their QB for the next 5 + years. I wonder what they were looking at.

  2. Wow. The Rams are in terrible shape. No draft picks, no QB, aging defense, and they are in cap hell.

  3. Isn’t that the same injury his camerawoman suffered at the Super Bowl celebration?

  4. The Rams experienced euphoria last year. This year and for the foreseeable future, the other side of the coin.

  5. They made that huge trade, gave up the picks and got a SB out of him, so even if that’s it for Stafford, they’d probably make that deal again if they knew this was the outcome.

  6. To the Haters on here. They won a Title. That will always be fact. Good luck on the recovery.

  7. Anytime the injury is spinal I think it’s time for the player to retire. It gives me flashbacks to Jim Otto in his retirement.

    Stafford has made a boatload of money. He had the last rookie contract that broke the bank. Both Cooper Kupp and Calvin Johnson became the league’s #1 receivers when Stafford was their QB. I can’t think of any other QB who has accomplished the same thing with different receivers and different teams. HE can retire with his head held high.

    And he’s got a Super Bowl ring!

  8. This is the end for him. I loved this dude forever hes tough as nails but i hope he listens to the DR’s maybe he can comeback next year?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.