The weekend is finally here, which means the last post-practice injury reports will be spilling in from around the league. Injury news is not likely to change from now until the start of the game, with many of the players falling under the “game time decision” category.
As far as the St. Louis Rams, the biggest injury news today was the Steven Jackson was not practicing again. Jeff Fisher mentioned yesterday that Jackson would be day-to-day, but we were all hopeful to at least see him on the field prior to the start of the game. However, his “questionable” status is not the worst news at the running back position,
Both of those injuries would significantly help the Rams chances on Sunday. With Forte out, Michael Bush will get the full time start, who is much less of a threat in the passing game and rushing on the edges. With questions at the left tackle spot, Peppers’ injury could be a sign of relief for whoever starts opposite Richardson on the line. Speaking of left tackle,
Wayne Hunter is listed as “questionable” alongside Steven Jackson for the game. However, the biggest change on the injury report may be Michael Brockers, who was out of his walking boot and participated in drills on the sideline on Friday. I highly doubt that he will play on Sunday, but if he continues to heal at such a quick pace there is always a chance he may find his way into the rotation.
Rodger Saffold is still out with the knee injury, and will likely remain out for the next couple of week. The injuries to Conrath and Daniels are not as significant, with some solid depth at the defensive tackle position. However, Daniels had been making some nice contributions on special teams before sustaining the hamstring injury on kickoff against the Washington Redskins.
Stay posted to Ramblin’ Fan for updates on the injury front prior to the matchup. Go Rams!!