NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting the Los Angeles Rams will have a MRI on LB Josh Forrest to confirm fears that the rookie tore his ACL in yesterday’s 10-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins:
#Rams promising rookie LB Josh Forrest, a 2016 6th rounder, is feared to have torn his ACL, source said. MRI today.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 21, 2016
Forrest was the Rams’ only pick on the defensive side of the ball in their 2016 NFL Draft class.
He’s been limited in game time playing just less than 15% of the defensive snaps this year but has seen spot duty as an alternate from the Rams’ nickel package. Forrest logged two tackles on Sunday bringing his season total to nine.
If he did indeed tear his ACL and gets placed on the Injured Reserve list to open up his roster slot, he would be just the seventh Ram to be placed on IR none of whom were part of the starting lineup leaving the Rams as one of the healthiest teams in the entire NFL.