LA Rams injury update: Roster shuffling three more to IR after bye

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LA Rams injury update
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Whitworth suffers knee injury

LA Rams’ left offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth seemed to have discovered a fountain of youth. Not only was he still starting on the offensive line for the Rams, but ‘Big Whit’ was playing some of the best football of his career. And he did it in such a way that it appeared as though he could sustain that level all season.

But an injury is a part of the professional game of football and can strike rookies and veterans alike.  This one was a dreaded knee injury, the most vital, and vulnerable joints to an offensive lineman. When Whitworth went down and he needed a cart to get off the field, fears of a season-ending injury flashed in everyone’s mind.

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The injury was not an ACL, but rather limited to his MCL with some additional damage to his PCL. The difference in recovery time is dramatic.

This is as good as it gets for Whitworth and a knee injury. In theory, Whitworth is out for the remainder of the regular season. But if the Rams make it to the playoffs, he could return in time to play with the team at that time. What a huge morale boost to have Andrew Whitworth join his teammates on the field in the post-season.