The injury bug unfortunately caught up with the Los Angeles Rams Saturday night against the Denver Broncos when they lost two players.
When looking at some of the injuries that have been taking place across the league, the last thing the Rams can afford to do is see one of their key starters go down with an unnecessary injury during a meaningless game in preseason.
Not to mention, Los Angeles already has a few questions in need of answering ranging from Todd Gurley to Cooper Kupp, so why would they put another key starter at risk when it’s unnecessary in the preseason?
Also, the Rams already suffered a crushing blow in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys when Micah Kiser suffered a left pectoral injury, meaning the team would need to be extra cautious during the final two games.
With that being said, Los Angeles participating in their third preseason game on Saturday when they hosted the Denver Broncos. And while McVay made the easy decision again to rest the starters, the Rams still ended up taking a toll in the injury department.
For a defense that already lost Kiser at linebacker, the news surrounding Josh Carraway obviously hurts in a big way from a depth perspective.
And with Aaron Neary already set to miss the first four games of the regular season due to a suspension, well this just makes things a little more complicated for the Rams on the offensive line.
Even with McVay having plenty of other options to work with to help the Rams make the necessary adjustments on both sides of the football, this is still another perfect example of the frustration surrounding preseason football when it comes to injuries.
Luckily, Los Angeles only needs to get through one more preseason game on Thursday against the Houston Texans before the real action in September when taking on the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.
But at least one thing is certain from the first three weeks of preseason, which is McVay was clearly right to stick to his decision to rest as many starters as possible.