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LA Rams Hypothetical Thursday Injury Report Pauses For Friday Update

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Los Angeles Rams DE William Hayes
Los Angeles Rams DE William Hayes
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Late though I was to get the Wednesday injury report up, today’s hypothetical intermediate injury report is, per usual, a waste of time from your Los Angeles Rams:

Los Angeles Rams

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


Bear in mind that this report “is an estimation of participation as it was a players' day off.” So the team estimates that nobody got healthier and nobody would have gotten injured.

Yay. This, instead of a report that matches the Tuesday practice in which Trumaine Johnson and Michael Brockers did not participate followed by a report that would have showed both improving to “limited” status followed by Friday’s final report. This...”estimation.” Look, if the Rams don’t care and the NFL doesn’t care, then fine. So be it. But the fact that this is a requirement suggests there is some need for these reports, either for the media or for fans or a combination of the two. Perverting this process to put this as the output insults whatever audience it’s intended for.

In any case, here’s Carolina’s actual Thursday report which is of actual value:

Carolina Panthers

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

So you’ve got a trio upgraded to full status in DE Charles Johnson, CB Robert McClain and CB James Bradberry. Meanwhile, CB Daryl Worley is downgraded having apparently suffered the injury on Wednesday. That could be a big deal as Worley is a starter in Carolina’s secondary which is nowhere near as talented as their front seven.

The bigger news is the addition of Pro Bowl MLB Luke Kuechly. No word on the severity of the groin issue that landed him on the report.

Check back tomorrow as the Rams release an accurate injury report following their final practice of the week and we’ll get an update on Kuechly and Co.