Injury News Worse Than We Hoped

Baltimore Ravens David Reed is tripped up by St. Louis Rams Chris Chamberlain (57) in the first quarter of pre-season play at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 2, 2010. UPI/BIll Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

Ok, remember yesterday when I said that the Rams came out of the game almost entirely healthy? Well, apparently it came to light today that some of the injuries were worse than we originally thought. For starters, Chris Chamberlain will apparently miss 6-8 weeks with what is being called a “turf toe-like problem”. We knew he injured his foot, but we didn’t know it was this bad. It looks like the Rams will make a roster move, so stay tuned for that.

Also, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui suffered a “significant” ankle sprain, so we will have to see if he will miss any time. He was in a walking boot yesterday, so once again, stay tuned throughout the week.

Cornerback Kevin Dockery is dealing with a Grade 1 hamstring injury, and it seems likely he could miss Sunday’s game. I would expect rookie Jerome Murphy to take over if Dockery can’t go, but we have to see if he is 100 percent.

Steven Jackson had an MRI on his inflammed knee, and he is being listed as day-to-day. It doesn’t look like anything to worry about here, but when Steven is even a bit hurt, it is worth note. I still think the team will be looking for running back help this week, not because of this injury, but because our backups are awful.

Finally, Laurent Robinson also had an MRI on his ankle, but everything came back normal. He is still extremely sore, but with no structural damage, I would think he will go this week. Even so, the team certainly needs to dress more than 4 WR’s this week. I wouldn’t be surprised if the team looks to bring in someone from the outside, but Dom Curry and Brandon Gibson were both inactive last week and could get a look Sunday.

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Tags: Brandon Gibson Chris Chamberlain Dominique Curry Hamstring Injury Report Jerome Murphy Kevin Dockery Laurent Robinson Michael Hoomanawanui NFL St. Louis Rams Steven Jackson Turf Toe

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