LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford escaped a serious injury to his right thumb during training camp this year, and the hope is that the case is no different on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. In the second quarter against the Colts, Stafford banged his thumb on a helmet and was favoring his right hand but he never exited the game.
As the Rams approach halftime with a 10-3 lead in Indianapolis, it appears that Stafford is fine enough to continue playing, but it clearly seems to be more than a total non-issue.
Ruh roh. Matthew Stafford shaking his right hand after hitting his thumb on a defender's shoulder pad— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) September 19, 2021
Stafford has completed 11-of-15 passes in the first half for 144 yards with one touchdown and one interception on a tipped pass by Colts defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis, intercepted by safety Khari Willis. Though Stafford has often been labeled as “injury prone,” the 13-year veteran quarterback has avoided missing games over the last decade, other than eight games in 2019 with a back injury.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation.