Report: Matthew Stafford’s elbow injury is considered ‘bad tendonitis’

Matthew Stafford had some pain in his throwing arm last season, so he had an anti-inflammatory injection in his right elbow during the off-season. The team didn't allow him to throw during OTAs and minicamps and kept him for training camp.
And after starting training camp as usual, Stafford's workload has since been limited after experiencing right elbow pain this week. He's not expected to do team exercises for the rest of camp as the team keeps the long-term goal in mind - and that means staying healthy for the full season.
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Sharing an update on NFL Network Thursday, Ian Rapoport said Stafford's injury was considered "severe tendonitis."
"As far as I know, this elbow problem - which actually happened in the spring - is referred to as bad tendonitis for me," he said. "It's a tendon problem in his throwing arm and a little procedure, not surgery but a procedure - more of a PRP deal - in the off-season to try and manage it. Didn't get to a place where he really needs it. I think in the long run everyone in LA thinks this is going to be good. I don't feel any stress because of it."
Tendonitis can be painful, and one of the best ways to relieve the pain is to rest and ice the tendon. That explains why the Rams are limiting his throwing stint at camp in hopes the pain will subside and he can start the season back to his usual level.
Sean McVay hasn't expressed much concern about the issue at all, but it's being closely watched by everyone through week 1.
Story originally appeared on Rams Wire
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