Rams Place QB Stafford On Injured Reserve, Likely To End Season

The Los Angeles Rams announced on Saturday that they placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on their injured reserve list, effectively ending his 2022-23 season. 

A fitting end to a disastrous season that was riddled with misfortune for the reigning Super Bowl champions. 

Stafford is eligible to return in Week 17, but due to the Rams current 3-8 record it seems unlikely. The 34-year-old signal-caller has not played since he injured his neck and exited with a concussion protocol in LA's Week 11 loss to the Saints. He also cleared a separate concussion protocol two days prior to the New Orleans matchup. 

The Rams likely opted to protect the future of their QB after he suffered two consecutive altercations of concussion-like symptoms in a span of one week and a neck injury that will ultimately put him on the sidelines for at least the next four weeks. 

LA also lost the services of their star wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who originally went down in Week 10 after he suffered a high ankle sprain, and is cited to miss at least another couple of weeks rehabbing from surgery. The Rams lost their other key receiver Allen Robinson this week after he was put on the team's IR and will miss the remainder of the season due to foot surgery. 

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