Matthew Stafford scared the hell out of the team and the fan base on Monday when the veteran QB hit his throwing-hand thumb on a helmet in the final moments of Monday’s practice.
“The Rams got a scare when QB Matthew Stafford hit his throwing thumb on a helmet near the end of practice,” Modesti said on Twitter. “Stafford left the field with the thumb wrapped, but holding his helmet with that hand.”
Head coach Sean McVay said he thinks Stafford will be “okay,” but he isn’t sure just yet.
“I don’t know anything yet,” McVay said regarding Stafford’s potential thumb injury. “I think he’ll be OK.”
Stafford’s offseason surgery was needed in order to repair a torn ligament in his throwing hand thumb that occurred during a game in November. Despite the injury, he did not miss a game for the Detroit Lions throughout the 2020 season.