LA Rams Head Coach Sean Mcvay Provides Update on Jared Goff Injury

Published 01/08/2021, 5:50 AM EST
Sep 13, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) passes the ball in the second quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Rams’ playoff hopes took a massive hit in Week 16 when starting quarterback Jared Goff suffered a fractured thumb. The injury required Goff to undergo surgery and as a result, he had to sit out for the team’s final regular-season game against the Arizona Cardinals.  

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However, the Rams managed to pick up a win in the crucial tie to seal their berth in the Playoffs. But now, with the postseason hurtling closer, there’s been very little news from the Rams camp regarding Goff’s injury status.

Rams monitoring Jared Goff on a day-to-day basis   

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There still seems to be some hope of Jared Goff returning for the playoff tie against the Seattle Seahawks. The quarterback was seen throwing balls in practice with the team for the first time since his surgery on Wednesday.   

Sean McVay, while talking to the media, said that Goff was back to practice in a limited capacity. He further added that the quarterback took part in all the normal QB activities and drills. 

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In fact, fellow Rams teammate Robert Woods said that Goff looked good in training.

“He looked pretty good. He was slinging the ball pretty well… From what I saw, nice spiral with it, being able to deliver the ball early on. But he looked good throwing it, from what I saw,” said the wide receiver. 

Can the Rams count on John Wolford if Goff fails to make the cut?

Filling in for Goff in the must-win game against the Cardinals was former AAF quarterback John Wolford. And it’s fair to say that Wolford did a pretty decent job at it.

In what was Wolford’s first NFL start, the quarterback threw for 231 yards, and set a team-best 56 yards rushing yards for a game.

With his performance, Wolford also became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 200+ yards and run 50+ yards in his first start in the league. 

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Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Wolford (9) throws a pass during the froth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

While the elusive touchdown evaded Wolford in his first career start, the backup quarterback certainly looked formidable as his side clinched the 18-7 win over the Cardinals. 

With Goff in a race against time to be fit, coach McVay remains mum over who might start. Be it, Goff or Wolford, in the pocket, beating the high-flying Seahawks will be quite a challenge for the 2019 Super Bowl finalists. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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