Rams’ Matthew Stafford (protocol, neck) dominated out for Week 12

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is within the concussion protocol and won’t play on Sunday towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs due to a neck harm, head coach Sean McVay mentioned on Wednesday.

McVay mentioned Stafford felt some numbness in his legs after taking successful in Week 11 towards the New Orleans Saints, a recreation Stafford was enjoying in two days after he was cleared from the concussion protocol.

Stafford is within the concussion protocol, McVay mentioned, “as a result of some of those evaluations [this week] and because we pulled him out of the game.”

McVay made it clear that although Stafford is within the concussion protocol, it doesn’t suggest the quarterback has been identified with a concussion.

McVay mentioned after Stafford was evaluated for a concussion on Sunday towards the Saints, “we wanted to take a conservative approach to take him out of the game as a result of some of those symptoms that he was having.”

McVay mentioned the Rams are taking it every week at a time with Stafford’s harm. The coach didn’t rule out shutting the quarterback down for the remainder of the season, saying, “We’re not going to do anything that’s reckless.”

“[Stafford is] so tough,” McVay. “He’s such a great competitor and I definitely think that’s probably one of those deals where if he is cleared, you definitely want to make sure that I’m making a smart decision for him and for our team, not exclusive to this year.”

McVay didn’t decide to a beginning quarterback towards Kansas Metropolis, as John Wolford, who began in Week 10 when Stafford was within the concussion protocol, will probably be restricted in observe with a neck harm. Wolford was inactive in Week 11 towards the Saints due to his neck harm.

Stafford was changed by Bryce Perkins within the recreation in New Orleans, who’s in line to take the vast majority of the quarterback snaps throughout observe on Wednesday. Perkins accomplished 5 of 10 passes for 64 yards in reduction of Stafford towards the Saints. He additionally ran for 39 yards on 5 carries.

The Rams signed quarterback Case Cookus to the observe squad on Wednesday.