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Trumaine Johnson suffers sprained MCL, per report

The Rams got somewhat better news about one of their starting cornerbacks.

Joe Sargent

The St. Louis Rams starting outside cornerback, Trumaine Johnson, suffered a knee injury against the Cleveland Browns. The immediate fear was that he tore his ACL, because a teammate basically tackled his knee.

According to NFL Insider for CBS Jason La Canfora, Johnson will be able to return this season and it looks like it could be earlier than expected.

This news isn't from head coach Jeff Fisher's mouth, so you're free to take it with a grain of salt and await for the 5:30 pm press conference from the head coach. During that press conference he should update us on Sam Bradford, Johnson, and the other players that were injured against the Browns.

Ideally this is the best case scenario for the Rams. The team has a Week 4 bye this season, and although the Rams don't have great corners to replace Johnson, it's not like he will be gone for the season. Johnson could return Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles or week six against the San Francisco 49ers.