What is your pleasure: The good news or the bad news?
There is good news and bad news concerning LA Rams rookie running back Kyren Williams. The bad news is that he, like all of the other current running backs on the roster, is now rehabbing. While he had just been drafted for the LA Rams as a potential rotational player to shuffle in this season on offense, his injury and subsequent recovery time have almost certainly impacted that timetable.
So what is the good news? Well, he should be healed and cleared to return to the team’s normal football activities in time to hopefully catch up to his veteran teammates.
While injuries seem to be a way of life, rather than the exception, to the LA Rushers, this injury is particularly concerning because Williams is a rookie. Injuries in a rookie’s season not only impact their ability to practice with teammates and establish a solid feel and rhythm for the team’s cadence but severely hamper their ability to impress the coaches to be entrusted with greater roles this season.
"“It’s an unfortunate setback, but he’s going to attack his rehab the right way and be back sooner than later,” McVay updated on Williams’ status after the Tuesday, June 7, minicamp practice"
There is hope that the LA Rams offense can rediscover the ground game once more this season. It was hoped that Williams, a solid and versatile running back out of Notre Dame, would prove to be a significant part of the improved rushing attack.
While this does not eliminate Williams from playing a role in the LA Rams offense in the 2022 NFL season, we know that it has been historically difficult for a rookie to make a significant impact in the past. Now, that window of opportunity is slightly less open. Will Williams be able to make up the difference?
One more element of drama for the LA Rams, eh?