It had been pretty smooth sailing for the Rams at training camp thus far, but that was until Friday, when several players went down with injuries. Some of them were serious, and some not so much, but any injury is frustrating this early in the process. As far as the serious injury goes, it looks like CB Jerome Murphy suffered what could be a bad ankle injury while working in coverage of WR Danario Alexander. Murphy left Rams Park on crutches, but no word yet as to how bad it is. I really like Murphy, and I expect him to play a major role in the secondary this season, so this has potential to be devastating. When we know more, I’ll let you know.
Now, on to the more minor bumps. There were three players who did not participate in Friday’s practice. Greg Salas sat with a knee injury, Fendi Onobun was down with a groin issue and DT Jermelle Cudjo was out with back soreness. It doesn’t sound like any of these are overly serious, but I would suggest that all of these players need to be on the field as much as possible while they are fighting for spots. Fendi especially needs to play, because I still love his potential but he could be facing an uphill battle for a roster spot and he needs to shake that injury-prone label.
Fred Robbins left early today with a knee tweak, while David Vobora and Michael Hoomanawanui both suffered what’s being categorized as a concussion. Dominique Curry hurt his hand on Thursday, and he will undergo surgery to try an speed the recovery. This is bad news for Curry, because as much as the coaches seem to like him, he could very well get caught up in the numbers game at WR. Obviously, we have to see how his recovery goes, but an injury like this could open the door for a guy like Mardy Gilyard, who has been impressing so far. It’s far too early to speculate on who will and won’t make the team, but injuries always play a role in those decision.
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