DX Checked Out, Illini Mike Hurt


The Rams have had fairly good luck on the injury front thus far, but it looks like that’s no longer the case. First, let’s start with the good news. WR Danario Alexander missed practice today and got an MRI on his surgically repaired knee. The MRI showed no further damage, which is pretty great news considering his injury history. “It’s not that anything happened,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “It’s just that it feels funny on him. We just want to make sure we’re not dealing with anything serious, and put his mind at ease.” DX has had a rough go of it so far this preseason, and I think we need to start at least entertaining the possibility that he could get cut. I’m not saying it will happen, but if you consider that Danny Amendola, Mike Sims-Walker, Donnie Avery, Brandon Gibson, Austin Pettis and Greg Salas seem likely to make it, DX could be in trouble. I could see the team trying to do something like putting one of the rookies on practice squad or maybe keeping 7 WRs, but if not then it could be bad news.

In other unfortunate injury news, TE Michael Hoomanawanui left practice with a strained calf. We don’t know the extent of the injury for sure yet, but it sounds like this could be potentially serious. Illini Mike has a ton of potential, but he just hasn’t been able to stay on the field consistently in his short career. Hopefully this isn’t as bad as we think, but if he does have to miss significant time it could be good for a guy like Fendi Onobun.

Mardy Gilyard missed practice with a thigh bruise suffered in the Titans game, while Dan Muir missed time with an ankle tweak. Jacob Bell and Rodger Saffold were back at practice today, which is good.

Tags: Austin Pettis Brandon Gibson Dan Muir Danario Alexander Danny Amendola Donnie Avery DX Fendi Onobun Greg Salas Illini Mike Injury List Jacob Bell Mardy Gilyard Michael Hoomanawanui Mike Sims-Walker MRI NFL Practice Squad Rodger Saffold St. Louis Rams Steve Spagnuolo Strained Calf Tennessee Titans