At 34 years old, Matthew Stafford is officially getting old for an NFL player. So much so, he's now dealing with an injury he may have to deal with for the rest of his playing career.
Sean McVay announced this week that Stafford will not participate in team reps during training camp to help the veteran quarterback avoid right elbow pain. The 34-year-old is dealing with elbow tendinitis.
The injury stems from throwing, but few quarterbacks actually deal with it. In fact, elbow tendinitis is often something pitchers in baseball suffer from, which suggests Stafford's throwing motion more closely resembles a pitcher's than a quarterback's.
In discussing Stafford's injury with reporters this week, the Rams head coach called it "abnormal" for an NFL quarterback.
"Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said quarterback Matthew Stafford's right elbow pain is 'a little bit abnormal for a quarterback,' comparing it instead to what pitchers deal with," tweeted ESPN's Adam Schefter.
With that being said, McVay is confident if the Rams played a game tomorrow, Matthew Stafford would be good to go. Until then, the defending champs are going to take precaution.
Rams' training camp ends on Aug. 10. Stafford won't participate in team drills for the duration of the camp.