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Rams Vs. Panthers: Initial Injury Report Upgrades CB Trumaine Johnson, DT Michael Brockers

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The Rams are looking pretty good overall on the health front.

Los Angeles Rams CB Trumaine Johnson
Los Angeles Rams CB Trumaine Johnson
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The Los Angeles Rams are coming out of the bye week with the benefit of having the extra time to heal up. As such, the major injury concerns for CB Trumaine Johnson and DT Michael Brockers are starting to clear up:

Los Angeles Rams

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Michael Brockers DT Groin Limited
Jamon Brown G Hand Limited
Trumaine Johnson CB Ankle Limited
William Hayes DE Ankle DNP
Nelson Spruce WR Calf DNP

So good news on Tru and Brock who were out against the Giants in London in Week 7. Of course, this report verifies that the Wednesday injury reports are actually tied to the Wednesday practice, and not an initial report tied to the Rams’ initial practice on Tuesday. As Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed, both Tru and Brock were held out of Tuesday practice and then got in work today, noting that Tru was limited at Wednesday’s practice “only because we held him back.”

The two concerns now are DE William Hayes and WR Nelson Spruce.

Hayes is out with an ankle injury which could push things around on the line. Should Brah Brah Bojangles miss time, DEs Eugene Sims and Matt Longacre would be in line for the playing time.

Spruce, on the other hand, suffered an injury in the hypothetical practice leading up to Week 7. No clue how much time he’ll miss now, though the fact he hasn’t been placed on injured reserve suggests he’ll at least have a shot to make his NFL debut in 2016.

Here’s Carolina’s side of the report from yesterday:

Carolina Panthers

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Kurt Coleman S Thumb Full
James Bradberry CB Foot Limited
Daryl Worley CB Elbow Limited
Vernon Butler DT Ankle DNP
Charles Johnson DE Rest DNP
Ryan Kalil C Shoulder DNP
Robert McClain CB Groin DNP
Michael Oher T Concussion DNP
Jonathan Stewart RB Rest DNP
Shaq Thompson LB Knee DNP

A little strange to see someone listed as a full participant on the initial injury report. Usually that means they’re, yanno, not injured.

That’s seven Panthers who didn’t get in work on Wednesday for one reason or another.

We’ll have the hypothetical Thursday injury report up later tonight.