Los Angeles will likely be with out certainly one of their Hollywood stars come Sunday.
The Rams are making their playoff push and they’ll need to do it with out Jared Goff, who underwent surgical procedure to restore a a fairly grotesque thumb harm sustained on Sunday vs. the Seahawks.
(Warning: Thumbs will not be speculated to appear like this.)
Goff would pop the thumb again in place and end out the sport, going 24 for 43 for 234 yards and an interception within the 20-9 loss to Seattle.
The Rams, who’ve been profitable regardless of Goff’s down manufacturing this 12 months, could have a steep hill to climb ought to Goff not be good to go come Week 17. John Wolford is second on the Rams depth chart, who has by no means thrown a cross within the NFL.
The Cardinals may begin a backup QB of their very own, ought to Kyler Murray not have the ability to make it by way of the week whereas nursing a decrease leg harm.
This is the most recent of Goff’s harm:
Jared Goff harm replace
On Monday, Rams coach Sean McVay introduced that quarterback Jared Goff is not going to play this upcoming Sunday within the Rams’ matchup vs. the Cardinals. Goff underwent thumb surgical procedure to restore a damaged, dislocated thumb on Monday that he sustained in Los Angeles’ Week 16 matchup vs. the Seahawks.
Jared Goff underwent surgical procedure on his thumb this morning, John Wolford will begin on Sunday.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 29, 2020
Initially, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Rams feared that Goff’s thumb is damaged, after initially having it dislocated on the sector. NFL Community’s Michael Silver and Ian Rapoport additionally report that Goff may very well be headed for surgical procedure to restore the thumb, successfully ending his season.
Jared Goff’s thumb was dislocated on the sector, the staff fears it’s damaged, and he could have extra testing in LA on Monday – and Rams nonetheless don’t know if he can play subsequent week vs. Arizona. They count on to know extra in 48-72 hours. https://t.co/5aTf5QZkTK
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 28, 2020
Extra on Goff from @RapSheet and me: He’ll wait to see how the thumb is after the swelling goes down, however it’s unlikely he’ll play subsequent Sunday vs. Arizona. Might nicely be a season-ending harm. Will want surgical procedure to restore. He reset the thumb himself on the sector. Robust man. https://t.co/4pjAZxpp5p
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) December 28, 2020
The Rams, who misplaced out on a possibility to win the NFC West, are nonetheless on the lookout for a playoff berth. They nonetheless management their very own future, with a matchup vs. the NFC West rival Cardinals subsequent Sunday.
With 39 turnovers, Goff has turned it over extra occasions than every other quarterback because the begin of 2019.
Now beginning rather than Goff is John Wolford, who has by no means thrown a cross in an NFL recreation. Wolford hung out because the starter of the Arizona Hotshots within the AAF earlier than the league was suspended and folded just a few years in the past.