Rams QB Stafford being evaluated for concussion after exiting Week 11 with head injury
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is possibly dealing with a concussion for the second time in three weeks after he left in the third quarter of Sunday’s 27-20 loss at the New Orleans Saints.
Stafford exited the game after appearing to hit his head on the turf and then being sacked to end that same drive.
The Rams said Stafford was being evaluated for a concussion, but coach Sean McVay said after the game he was not sure if his Super Bowl champion signal-caller was in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Stafford cleared the league’s protocol on Friday after missing last week’s 27-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals due to a hit he took in a 16-13 defeat at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 6.
Following Sunday’s loss, McVay said he had no update on Stafford’s status.
''I need to talk to the doctors,'' McVay said. ''Obviously we need to make a smart decision for Matthew and see where we're at with that.
"I know how he was feeling, and we made the decision it was going to be in his best interest to not have him continue to play.''
The Rams have lost four in a row to fall to 3-7 and equal the worst 10-game record of any defending Super Bowl champion.
#Rams QB Matthew Stafford is being evaluated for a concussion after having one last week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 20, 2022