Matthew Stafford Back In Concussion Protocol; Rams Play Third-String QB As Replacement

The Los Angeles Rams can’t catch a break.

One week after losing top wideout Cooper Kupp to a serious ankle injury, the Rams are struggling to keep QB Matthew Stafford healthy after he went down Sunday with an apparent head injury.

The Rams are evaluating whether Stafford suffered a concussion after a third-quarter sack where he was slow to get up. Saints linebacker Demario Davis got the hit on Stafford.

Matt Stafford
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The Rams shortly announced that he was in concussion protocol. He missed Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals because of a concussion. On Friday, he was cleared to play against New Orleans.

Matt Stafford
(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Stafford helped give the Rams a halftime lead, 14-10. He exited the game with 11-of-18 passing for 159 yards and two touchdowns, including a 62-yard score to Tutu Atwell and 6-yard TD to Allen Robinson.

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Backup QB John Wolford got the start last week, but third-stringer Bryce Perkins got the nod when Stafford went down on Sunday.

Rams fans were surely apoplectic to see the reigning champs fall under the influence of injuries again.

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