WOW! Matthew Stafford Pops His Dislocated Finger Back Into Place To Lead Los Angeles Rams To Victory

Published 10/08/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) walks to the locker room following a 26-17 victory against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Matthew Stafford in his Thursday night win against the Seattle Seahawks showed a little Dwayne Johnson kinda move during the play. The Rams QB popped his index finger out of its place and, when realizing it, he placed it back in and continued to play as if nothing happened.

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At first, it was the Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, with a badly sprained finger, after which he was sent off the field. Then the Rams QB dislocated his throwing hand index finger but managed to place it back and lead his team to a 26-17 victory at Lumen Field.

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Matthew Stafford with a heroic move

“Popped it out and I don’t really know how to be honest with you,” Stafford told Erin Andrews in his FOX post-game interview. “Yeah, just looked down, and it was on the left a little bit, threw it back in. Our guys did a great job, gave me a little tape. Was able to just kinda keep it warm and keep playing.”

When asked about his finger post-game, he replied his finger was swollen, but it did not affect his game overall. “Not too much,” he said. “I felt pretty good. Felt like it was functioning enough. Little swollen, but they kept [the wrap] on it and I just went out and played.”

Rams head coach Sean McVay stated he would need more info from the training staff before revealing about the injury, but Matthew told him he was fine.

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Stafford gave a season-high stat despite the injury

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However, after popping out his finger, Stafford consulted a trainer late in the second quarter of the game and was initially given a compression wrapped around his fingers before transitioning to at least one different wrap. He said the finger didn’t alter his play much.

Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Although with a heroic save from Stafford, he finished the game with 25 of 37 passing for 365 yards with a touchdown, an interception, and a 97.2 rating.

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However, it is to be seen if the finger injury has had any adverse effects on him and if he will start next week’s game against the Giants.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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