Rams QB Jared Goff Breaks Thumb in Loss to Seahawks, Unlikely to Play Sunday

Sunday was not a good day for the Los Angeles Rams. They not only lost in Seattle, allowing the Seahawks to clinch the NFC West, but they also lost quarterback Jared Goff to a broken thumb.

The Rams starter broke his right thumb during the third quarter of the 20-9 loss, and will have tests Monday to see if he will be able to play in Week 17 at home against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fox got video of Goff popping his thumb back into place following the injury.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver both reported that Goff is likely to play in Sunday’s regular season finale.

Silver claimed that Goff will need surgery on the thumb once the swelling goes down but that he could wait till after the season to have it.

If Goff is unable to go, the team will start John Wolford, who came to the Rams in April of 2019 after a stint with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football.

Wolford may be the only QB option if Goff can’t play. That would be a tough break for the Rams, who are fighting for their playoff lives. They need to win and the Bears to lose against the Green Bay Packers in Chicago.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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