Thumb surgery on a throwing hand seems like it would be more than a two-week injury.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is shaking off the injury and active for a wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Goff had thumb surgery the day after the Rams lost to the Seahawks in a Week 16 game.
While Goff is active, he won’t start the contest, according to Jay Glazer. Goff is expected to backup John Wolford.
Rams head coach Sean McVay told me John Wolford will be the starting quarterback today versus the Seahawks with Jared Goff backing him up just two weeks after Goff had thumb surgery @NFLonFOX #scoopage
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 9, 2021
The Rams posted a video of Goff making a pass pregame that looked strong.
Wolford started for Goff in Week 17. Making the first passes of his NFL career, Wolford helped Los Angeles beat the Arizona Cardinals and clinch a playoff berth.
Sean McVay originally said he wouldn’t announce his starting quarterback before kickoff. He kept that a secret until roughly a half hour before game time.
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