Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly, says she’s falling apart emotionally after the Rams’ quarterback was put in the NFL concussion protocol this week, directly saying, “I’m not OK.”
The L.A. star finished the Rams’ loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday seemingly without a problem, but according to head coach Sean McVay, members of the team’s medical staff found that he did not pass their post-game check-up with flying colors.
McVay said the doctors thought it would be best to put the QB in the league protocol to keep him safe.
—although the coach added that it was not clear whether Stafford had a formal concussion.
The 34-year-old will now have to take a myriad of independent tests in order to be allowed to play in this Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. And Kelly said it made her worried sick.
The mother of four wrote on social media on Wednesday afternoon that she is terrified by head injuries saying:
“I have every emotion running through me. Concerned, angry, sad, tired… all of them.”
Kelly, who married Stafford in 2015, made her fears about the effects of head injuries apparent, even breaking down in tears last month when talking about the Tua Tagovailoa situation.
“If you have listened to my podcast at all, you know how big a deal it is to me,” Kelly wrote Wednesday. “The head is not something to be messed with and I hope as this sport develops, so does the concern for head health and the research around it.”