Rams' TE Hoomanawanui out 4-6 weeks (updated)

Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui #86 of the St. Louis Rams breaks away from safety Brian Dawkins #20 and Perrish Cox #32 of the Denver Broncos on his way to scoring a 36-yard touchdown in the first quarter at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 28 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Rams defeated the Broncos 36-33.

The St. Louis Rams received some bad news today. Rookie TE Michael Hoomanawanui is out 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. With just 5 games left to play, that effectively puts him out for the rest of the season.

That hurts. Uh Oh might have the best hands on the team, and was emerging as a legitimate receiving threat at tight end. His 36-yard TD on a screen that gave the Rams their first points of the game on the way to overcoming a 10-0 deficit. 

A decision about whether or not to place Uh Oh on IR and free up a roster spot is coming. 

[UPDATE] Any why not place Uh Oh on IR? Well, because the Rams might be able to use him in the postseason. You're forgiven for overlooking that possibility, an understandable mistake given the recent past.  

The only other injury of note was to CB Justin King who has a mild shoulder sprain. No word yet as to whether he'll miss any time. 

On the good news side of the ledger, Danario Alexander played 20 snaps and is no worse for wear, despite having minor knee surgery just a few weeks ago. 

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