Saturday night against the Cleveland Browns, the St. Louis Rams suffered a scare when cornerback Trumaine Johnson went down with a knee injury and was carted off the field with a towel over his head. Many expected that Johnson would be out for the season with a torn ACL.
However, like Sam Bradford‘s knee injury, it looks like the Rams may have dodged a bullet with Johnson. According to CBS’s Jason La Canfora, Trumaine Johnson suffered a sprained MCL and not a torn ACL. Therefore, rather than being out the entire season, Johnson will likely only be out six weeks and could be back when the Rams take on the Eagles after their bye.
MRI revealed a sprained MCL for Rams corner Trumaine Johnson. Likely a 6 week timetable
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 24, 2014
This is obviously still disappointing and the Rams will be without one of their top cornerbacks for a quarter of the regular season, however it could have been a lot worse as many were speculating that is was a torn ACL right after the injury took place.
We have yet to see any news on Bradford, and we’ll be sure to update you as information is released. Be sure to check back in and follow us on twitter @ramblinfan for immediate updates. Jeff Fisher thought that it was only a hyperextension, but said that they wouldn’t know for sure until further tests were completed.