THOUSANDS OF OAKS, Calif. — A day after going through a full workload in the Los Angeles Rams scrimmage, quarterback Matthew Stafford said his right elbow feels “good” and that he’s “on track to do what I want to be.” ” doing.”
Stafford, who suffered an elbow injury last season, received an injection in his right elbow during the off-season and did not pitch during the Rams’ spring practice sessions. He entered training camp on a pitching schedule that Coach Sean McVay said was just to make sure the team was smart about evaluating the quarterback’s arm leading up to Week 1.
Stafford suffered from elbow pain during training camp, but said on Wednesday he would not impose a timetable when that would no longer be an issue.
“I’ll just go out and do my job” [and] trusting the process we have,” Stafford said. “I know I can go out right now and function at a high level. So whatever it feels like, hopefully it keeps getting better the way it is.
“But I know that functionally, I feel like I can do whatever I need to do. So just try to keep going that way.”
Earlier this month, McVay said Stafford’s injury is “a little abnormal for a quarterback,” compared instead to what a pitcher would do.
McVay said Stafford, who got “60-plus plays” during Tuesday’s scrimmage, “had great energy all day” and had “great command.”
“I thought he threw the ball incredibly accurately in all parts of the field [and] really activated all parts of our pass game,” said McVay. “There were a few where he hit the spots we wanted and we just need to be able to finish some of those plays.”