Did Rams catch a break with Robert Woods’ shoulder injury?


According to a recent report, it turns out the shoulder injury suffered by Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods doesn’t appear to be serious.

As bad as it sounds, the Los Angeles Rams received a big wakeup call in Week 11 after watching the Minnesota Vikings hand them a crushing 24-7 loss, despite hanging with Mike Zimmer‘s squad for a majority of the game. And if that wasn’t already a tough enough pill to swallow, the injury bug was piling up for the Rams in this game too, including wide receiver Robert Woods.

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Unfortunately, the Los Angeles wideout suffered a shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against Minnesota, and was even seen wearing a sling exiting the locker room, which is the last thing the Rams wanted to see this late in the season. However, despite the injury scare, it appears Woods’ shoulder injury may not be as serious as originally expected, according to National Insider Ian Rapoport.

Along with Woods, Kayvon Webster was forced to leave the game with an injury, so it’s easy to understand why Los Angeles struggled on both sides of the football late in the second half. But as far as Woods is concerned, let’s hope Rapoport is correct, and this should injury isn’t that serious since the Rams are going to need all of the help possible during this final stretch while making a run at the postseason. Prior to Week 11, Los Angeles was one of the hottest teams in the NFL due to their high-powered offense, with Woods playing a significant role after finding the end zone four times in the previous two games.

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Even though Los Angeles would technically be in the playoffs if the regular season were to end at this very moment, they still have a long way to go over these final six games when looking at how competitive the NFC is shaping out to be. The Rams may be on top of the division at the moment, but all of that could change on Monday if the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Atlanta Falcons since they currently hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. In other words, here’s to hoping Woods recovers quicker than expected so the wideout can continue being a reliable target for Jared Goff in the passing game like he has been over the last couple of games.