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LA Rams At New York Jets: Initial Injury Report Adds RB Todd Gurley To Concerns

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Add Just Todd Gurley to the injury concern list...

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley
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Going into Week 9, the Los Angeles Rams had just five names on the final injury report: DT Michael Brockers, G Jamon Brown, CB Trumaine Johnson, DE William Hayes and WR Nelson Spruce.

Starting this week? Subtract Brown and Hayes...and add two new names:

Los Angeles Rams

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Michael Brockers DT Groin DNP
Todd Gurley RB Thigh DNP
Trumaine Johnson CB Ankle DNP
Lamarcus Joyner CB Back DNP
Nelson Spruce WR Calf DNP

CB Lamarcus Joyner was a likely addition given his temporary departure from Sunday’s loss to the Panthers as he dealt with the injury.

RB Just Todd Gurley though? That’s new. Normally, losing a player on the talent level of Gurley would be cause for major concern. Given that he is averaging less than 60 yards per game though, it’s hard to suggest that losing Gurley would be a major loss for the Rams at least as far as the current offense is constructed and being implemented.

It’s worth noting that assuming this follows convention, this report follows today’s second practice of the week and does not correspond with the first practice from yesterday. So we have no idea if these players were all absent on Tuesday as well or when certain injuries were aggravated and to what degree.

Tomorrow’s hypothetical injury report will be a waste of effort and time. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Here’s the New York Jets’ side of the report:

New York Jets

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Brandon Marshall WR Foot Full
Brent Qvale T Neck Full
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Knee Limited
Matt Forte RB Knee Limited
Breno Giacomini T Shoulder Limited
Brandon Shell T Shoulder Limited
Buster Skrine CB Knee Limited
Bruce Carter LB Quadricep DNP
Kellen Davis TE Elbow DNP
Darron Lee LB Ankle DNP
Nick Mangold C Ankle DNP
Nick Marshall CB Illness DNP
Josh Martin LB Concussion DNP
Muhammad Wilkerson DE Ankle DNP
Marcus Williams CB Ankle DNP

That’s a lengthy, deep injury report that only serves to remind Rams fans how healthy our team has been. That’s 15 Jets with injury concerns, though it’s fair to wonder why WR Brandon Marshall and OT Brent Qvale were on it. This after the Jets put starting left tackle Ryan Clady on IR, their eighth player on injured reserve.

Nonetheless, we’ve got two days to go and plenty of movement to come. For an initial injury report to add Gurley and go as deep as they did for the Jets, it’s definitely something we’ll need to keep tabs on this week (at least for the Jets; the Rams, only for Friday).