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LA Rams-Detroit Lions Final Injury Report: CB Trumaine Johnson Out, Others “Questionable”


Los Angeles Rams CB Trumaine Johnson
Los Angeles Rams CB Trumaine Johnson
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With the Los Angeles Rams set to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 6, the final injury report is out...and so is Rams CB Trumaine Johnson:

Los Angeles Rams

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Michael Brockers DT Hip DNP DNP Limited Questionable
William Hayes DE Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Robert Quinn DE Shoulder DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Cody Wichmann G Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Brian Quick WR Calf - - Limited Questionable
Trumaine Johnson CB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out

Obviously, we could have gotten some better news on all fronts, but we’ll have to take it.

The defensive line threesome of DE Robert Quinn, DE William Hayes and DT Michael Brockers all got in limited work and could factor on Sunday. Same goes for G Cody Wichmann who was injured early in the Rams’ Week 5 loss to the Buffalo Bills and had to be replaced by former starting G Jamon Brown.

No such luck for Tru. He wasn’t even able to get in limited work. The concern now on the injury front is that he may miss more than just this week. From a personnel standpoint, cornerback is a legit risk point now. Consider that the Rams have turned over their entire CB group for this week compared to a season ago save for LaMarcus Joyner. Janoris Jenkins, Marcus Roberson and Brandon McGee are all gone and Tru is out. In their stead, a healthy-ish E.J. Gaines, Troy Hill and newly-signed Dwayne Gratz are being asked to step up.

It’s a big ask.

Also of concern? The wideout who accounts for 12.5% of the receptions, 11.8% of the targets, 18.6% of the receiving yards and 75% of the touchdowns in the passing game: Brian Quick. Quickie picked up a calf injury today. While he doesn’t necessarily factor as a frequent target for Rams QB Case Keenum, there’s no avoiding the impact he has had in big moments. The Rams have scored just seven touchdowns all year, so Quick’s output has been absolutely crucial. We’ll see on Sunday how severe it is.

Here’s Detroit’s side:

Detroit Lions

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Anquan Boldin WR Ankle DNP Limited Full Questionable
Don Carey S Ribs Limited Limited Full Questionable
Ezekiel Ansah DE Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
A'Shawn Robinson DT Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Laken Tomlinson G Neck DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Dwayne Washington RB Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Larry Warford G Hip Limited DNP DNP Questionable
Eric Ebron TE Ankle/Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
DeAndre Levy LB Knee/Quad DNP DNP DNP Out
Haloti Ngata DT Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Theo Riddick RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out

Here’s how they put it over at Pride of Detroit:

Consider it a bit of sugar to go down with two scoops of liver. The Lions have deemed defensive end Ezekiel Ansah as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, signalling the star edge rusher’s potential return to the field. However, injuries sustained in the past week to Theo Riddick has marked him as out, joining Eric Ebron, Haloti Ngata and DeAndre Levy on the sidelines.

With Dwayne Washington also listed as questionable, pressure will be on newly-signed Justin Forsett to carry a good chunk of the workload and salvage what can be salvaged of this Lions’ ground game. However, while Riddick’s loss does put even more pressure on the running back unit, his absence will also be felt in the passing game; Riddick was second in receiving yards among the Lions roster. Along with Ebron’s absence, there will be more pressure on the wide receivers to pick up the workload.

Inactives will be out Sunday. Until then...hope.