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Week 16 – Injury roundup

The LA Rams are a playoff-bound team that just competed in two important NFL games played over the span of just five days time. The LA Rams stepped off the football field at SoFi Stadium on Tuesday, December 21, with a win over the Seattle Seahawks. Less than 120 hours later, the same LA Rams team was stepping onto the football field at the U.S. Bank football field to face the Minnesota Vikings

Unfortunately, so little time allowed for no meaningful period of rest. Some medical studies have concluded that so little time between games may have been insufficient to allow players to have healed.  Or were they truly even ready to come back in the first place? In any case, two key starters for the LA Rams were re-injured in Week 16: Offensive center Brian Allen and running back Darrell Henderson.

Ernest Jones now out

The third injury, an ankle injury to rookie inside linebacker Ernest Jones, was likely due to a previous play where a player rolled up on his ankle on a previous play.

So the LA Rams played one game and lost three contributors to injury. Also, nose tackle Greg Gaines broke his left hand and will be wearing a cast following surgery to repair the damage. So the basic injury summary is for that Week 16 contest is that four starters were injured. Two of the starters will be lost to the team for multiple weeks, while the other two could see action in Week 17.

So the question becomes: At what point in the season do the LA Rams sit starters? Perhaps we need to examine those injuries a bit closer?