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Uh oh, St. Louis Rams FB Mike Karney out with ankle injury

St. Louis Rams FB Mike Karney, an important part of the plan to make RB Steven Jackson the centerpiece of the offense, sat out practice again today with a ankle injury. 

An x-ray confirmed that the injury is similar to one he's dealt with before. Spagnuolo was optimistic that Karney will be back on the field soon enough. Let's hope the coach is right. Last season, Karney missed 4 games because of his ankle. 

G John Greco twisted his ankle today and sat out. A couple other notes of interest from practice today include Chris Draft working with the first team as the SLB. We're not even a week into camp, so the battle for that job is far from over. 

In kick returning news, WR Tim Carter jumped into the mix today, and the official Rams site reports that Ronald Curry is getting a look. I don't believe Curry will still be getting a look as camp moves along. Carter's an interesting name, and I'll be anxious to hear reports on how he does. The official site says that Kenneth Darby "has been getting the first look." Hmm, the Rams are really smitten with Darby right now. Just last week, he was said to be the primary backup for Steven Jackson.