Here's the injury report for the St. Louis Rams week one opener at the Seattle Seahawks, pieced together from official reports and a few good Google searches. Keep your fingers crossed, knock on wood, all that stuff because right now, the Rams are looking like a pretty healthy bunch. Remember, that's the key to their season, staying healthy. According to Football Outsiders 2009 Almanac, the Rams should see significant improvement as injury is unlikely to take as big of a toll as it has the last three years. Of course, the same goes for the Seahawks, but they're starting the season without several important players.
St. Louis Rams
|S Craig Dahl (Hamstring)||OUT|
|OG John Greco (hand)||OUT|
|LB Larry Grant (knee)||QUESTIONABLE|
Comment: I'm still shocked at how thin the injury report is for the Rams. Of course, I am leaving off the IR guys which includes Adam Carriker and Brooks Foster. Grant was not expected to play this week, but his recovery has been faster than expected. With the unceremonious release of Chris Draft this week, getting Grant in there at SLB with David Vobora, today's starter, would help the Rams since Grant gives them a nice blitzer.
|OT Walter Jones (shoulder)||OUT|
|WR Deion Branch (hamstring)||OUT|
|C Chris Spencer (Quadricep)||OUT|
|CB Marcus Trufant (back)||OUT, PUP list|
|CB Travis Fisher (hamstring)||QUESTIONABLE|
|DE Derek Walker (hamstring)||DOUBTFUL|
|S C.J. Wallace (ribs)||DOUBTFUL|
Comment: Those are some glaring injuries on their offensive line. Those much-talked about blitz packages will be key for the Rams to take advantage of Jones' absence and get Hasselbeck off his game early. I'm not 100% as to whether Branch is out or not. It's been trending that way. Without or with Branch, Seattle doesn't have a WR that demands double coverage the way Ochcocinco did in Cincy, which should change the way Housmanzadeh experiences the field.