Los Angeles Rams were hit hard by the Seahawks on Sunday, but what got hit harder was Jared Goff’s thumb, which might deem the quarterback unavailable next week.
In their 20-9 upset at the CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Jared Goff sustained a gruesome injury on his right thumb during a throw and hit his hand on a helmet early in the 4th quarter.
Jared Goff’s thumb dislocation injury may cost him the rest of the season
Photos and videos that surfed around NFL Twitter confirmed it was a nasty dislocation. However, the QB himself reset the thumb on the pitch and continued playing. At the conclusion, Goff completed 24 out of 43 passes, as well as covering 234 passing yards and one interception.
Unfortunately, concerns were raised following the game, as NFL Media’s Michael Silver claimed Goff’s thumb may require a surgery and the injury could put him off from the rest of the season as well.
“More on Goff from @RapSheet and me: He will wait to see how the thumb is after the swelling goes down, but it is unlikely he’ll play next Sunday vs. Arizona. Could well be a season-ending injury. Will need surgery to repair. He reset the thumb himself on the field. Tough guy,” Silver tweeted.
The same was also confirmed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who asserted that Rams are already contemplating if the quarterback can make it to the start of their Week 18 fixture against the Cardinals and further updates on Goff’s injury is to be revealed in the next 2-3 days.
“Jared Goff’s thumb was dislocated on the field, the team fears it is broken, and he will have more testing in LA on Monday – and Rams still don’t know if he can play next week vs. Arizona. They expect to know more in 48-72 hours,”
In case Goff is to be benched, John Wolford is the most likely replacement. The 25-year-old, who is on his second season with the Rams may be put to start against Cardinals. Rams are currently 2nd in the NFC West and the Cardinals clash next week will be the decider if they can go through to the playoffs.