THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was a full participant in follow Wednesday for the primary time since spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his proper thumb in Week 8.
Stafford, who didn’t play the next week in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers, mentioned he was capable of get a full workload as he and the Rams put together to play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. He expects to have the ability to practice once more on Thursday and Friday.
Rams coach Sean McVay mentioned earlier within the day that he would not count on Stafford’s thumb harm to restrict something within the playbook in opposition to Seattle.
“I really feel fairly assured that I can play at a fairly excessive stage,” Stafford mentioned.
Stafford wore a small wrap round his proper thumb throughout follow, one thing he mentioned was to assist him “in case I hit him once more.”
“It is good to be there,” Stafford mentioned. “Clearly I have never been there in a number of weeks, so it was sort of good to simply get again there and get my ft moist once more.”
Wednesday was Stafford’s second exercise with backup quarterback Carson Wentz, who signed with the Rams throughout their bye week of Week 10. Stafford mentioned Wentz was “desperate to be taught.”
“The man needs to return in and determine it out,” Stafford mentioned. “He is an enormous man, throws nicely and strikes nicely. Identical to on the follow subject, you possibly can inform it is comprehensible the expertise he has and among the success he is had on this league. It is sort of apparent to me So I am glad I obtained him and simply glad he will get an opportunity to return in and assist us.”
Wentz, chatting with reporters on Wednesday for the primary time since signing, mentioned the previous two weeks “have been a whirlwind” after he “stayed prepared” to play all through the offseason and the primary half of the season.
Wentz mentioned he flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday to take his bodily examination, however arrived house on Friday in time for the delivery of his third baby, a lady. He returned to Los Angeles on Sunday.
Wentz mentioned the toughest a part of becoming a member of the Rams throughout the season is “studying the playbook as rapidly as humanly attainable.”
“I have been in some unusual conditions the previous couple of years,” Wentz mentioned. “I’ve needed to be taught a playbook yearly, however by no means like this throughout the season. So generally I really feel like I am ingesting from a fireplace hose, simply attempting to collect what I can. However [Matthew] Stafford helped me tremendously. The coaches have been nice. I am simply attempting to soak up it as rapidly as attainable.”