Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff harms thumb, probably won’t play in Week 17

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff communicated vulnerability about whether he will have the option to play in the group’s ordinary season finale after he endured a thumb injury on Sunday in a 20-9 misfortune at the Seattle Seahawks.

Sources disclosed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Rams dread Goff’s thumb is broken and that he will go through additional testing in L.A. on Monday.

“I am uncertain,” Goff said when inquired as to whether he’ll have the option to play next Sunday at home versus the Arizona Cardinals. “We will see.”

As Rams mentor Sean McVay added, “I’m not sure right now. I don’t want to speculate on that.”

With Sunday’s lopsided defeat, the Rams (9-6) have lost two straight games for the first time this season; yet they can in any case secure a playoff spot with either a success against the Cardinals (8-7) or a Green Bay Packers triumph at the Chicago Bears (8-7) in Week 17.

John Wolford, an undrafted free specialist in 2018 from Wake Forest, is the Rams’ reinforcement quarterback. Wolford has never showed up in an ordinary season NFL game.

Goff harmed his thumb in the last seconds of the second from last quarter in Seattle as he finished a 9-yard pass to tight end Gerald Everett. As he finished on his toss, Goff’s correct hand hit the head protector of Seahawks guarded end Benson Mayowa.

“Popped it back into place,” Goff said, “and just finished the game.”

During his postgame videoconference with columnists, Goff made light of the effect of the injury and said his thumb felt “not awful.”

He additionally said his thumb didn’t trouble him on tosses, as Goff finished 6 of 14 passes for 74 yards subsequent to enduring the injury.

“He was tough and gutsy and just continued to try to battle for his teammates,” said McVay, who also expressed frustration about his own playcalling in the loss.

Goff finished 24 of 43 passes for 234 yards with a block attempt.

In the subsequent quarter, Goff tossed a pass that was planned for wide beneficiary Robert Woods. In any case, Woods was no place in the region, and Seahawks wellbeing Quandre Diggs took it out. The Seahawks changed over the takeaway into a 49-yard field objective to tie the game 6-6.

“I made one of what I think is one of the worst plays in my career early on in the first half when I threw that interception to Diggs,” Goff said. “I was trying to get cute with something and it just did not go my way, and they made a great play.”

It was Goff’s 23rd game with a turnover since the beginning of the 2019 season, the most in the NFL.

The Rams neglected to score a hostile score for just the fifth time, including Super Bowl LIII, since McVay took over as mentor in 2017.

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