Matthew Stafford’s Wife Kelly Slams NFL Over Concussion Protocol

Standing by her man. Kelly Stafford opened up about husband Matthew Stafford being placed on concussion protocol — and the hazards that include taking part in skilled soccer. 

“If you happen to observe NFL, you simply heard Matthew bought put into concussion protocol,” Kelly, 31, wrote by way of her “Morning After” podcast’s Instagram Story on Wednesday, November 9, after Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay confirmed that Matthew, 34, had been examined for the damage. “In case you have listened to my podcast in any respect, you understand how an enormous a deal it’s to me. The top isn’t one thing to be messed with…and I hope as this sport develops, so does the priority for head well being and the analysis round it.”

The Georgia native — who shares 4 daughters with the Tremendous Bowl champion, twins Chandler and Sawyer, 5, Hunter, 3, and Tyler, 2 — revealed that she was “not okay” after studying that her beau was beginning the protocol. “I’ve each emotion operating by me. Involved, offended, unhappy, drained…all of them,” she continued. 

On Wednesday, McVay informed reporters that whereas Matthew didn’t give any indication he was coping with concussion signs through the Rams’ Sunday, November 6, sport towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was later requested to bear protocol after medical workers examined him. 

Kelly, for her half, continued to be vocal concerning the league’s want for higher security precautions, reposting a message that Inexperienced Bay Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell wrote on Twitter that learn, “I believe it’s time y’all take a few of the cash y’all make off us and spend money on grass fields for each group across the league,” The turf is actually like concrete. It has no give while you plant @NFL.” 

The podcast host went on share her personal ideas concerning the risks of taking part in on such a hardened floor. “There ought to be no extra turf for the well being of those gamers,” she wrote by way of Instagram on Wednesday. “Not simply their limbs, however extra importantly their head well being. There’s a large distinction when a helmet hits grass than when it hits turf.” 

The previous cheerleader is not any stranger to head-related accidents. Previous to the delivery of her fourth youngster, Kelly had surgical procedure to take away a mind tumor following an acoustic neuroma analysis, which is a situation characterised by noncancerous, slow-growing tumors alongside the branches of the eighth cranial nerve.

“I’ve signs which can be nonetheless lingering. The truth is, they aren’t signs anymore. They’re simply part of me,” Kelly defined by way of Instagram on the time. “However each time I get these complications, lose my footing or get yelled at by my ladies for not listening once I actually by no means heard them, I remind myself how a lot stronger I’m. How a lot stronger my marriage is. How a lot stronger my household is. It was part of God’s plan, a plan I’m all in for. Grateful to be right here.”

Matthew and Kelly met whereas the quarterback was taking part in soccer for UGA in 2007 and commenced courting three years later. After six years collectively, the pair tied the knot in April 2015 and ready to develop into first-time dad and mom in 2017.

Whereas the couple’s relationship was examined in January 2019 with Kelly’s analysis, the mom of 4 praised her husband for staying by her facet by all of the ups and downs. 

“Thanks, Matthew. Thanks for taking good care of me and our household and at all times placing us first. Thanks for at all times being my rock and conserving me comfortable through the hardest time of my life,” she wrote on the time. “I’m fortunate to know you and the person you’re … however largely, I’m fortunate you selected me to do life with. Thanks.”