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LA Rams-New England Patriots Final Injury Report Has WR Tavon Austin “Doubtful”

The Rams have four players listed “Questionable” and a certain wideout “Doubtful”...

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin
Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin
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With the Los Angeles Rams set to take on the New England Patriots in Week 13, they might be doing so without the services of WR Tavon Austin according to the final injury report:

Los Angeles Rams

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Andrew Donnal T Hip DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Tim Barnes C Foot DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Rodger Saffold G Hand DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Robert Quinn DE Concussion DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Tavon Austin WR Chest DNP DNP DNP Doubtful

The threefold injury concern to the offensive line looks less worrisome with OT Andrew Donnal upgraded for the Thursday practice that didn’t exist as well as OL Rodger Saffold getting upgraded after what rumors have suggested was a hand surgery operation this week to go with C Tim Barnes’ Friday bump.

The big concerns are with DE Robert Quinn and WR Tavon Austin. Quinn was unable to join practice all week in the concussion protocol. We’ll have to see on Sunday if he’s allowed to go. Austin, on the other hand, has an undisclosed “chest” injury that has him “Doubtful,” a classification that used to indicate a player had a 25% chance of playing. With new reporting rules this year that still force the Rams to report Wednesday, Thursday and Friday instead of in accordance with their practice schedule of Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, “Doubtful” now simply refers to players “unlikely” to play.

If you’ve been insane enough to keep Tavon on your fantasy football team, I’d suggest you could bench him this weekend but if he’s on there in the first place, reality is perhaps not your strong suit. Go ahead and start him along with whoever Jeff Fisher thinks is playing running back for the Pats.

Speaking of, here’s their side:

New England Patriots

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Chris Hogan WR Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Martellus Bennett TE Ankle/Shoulder DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Tom Brady QB Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Julian Edelman WR Foot DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Trey Flowers DL Shin - Limited Limited Questionable
Nate Ebner DB Concussion DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Elandon Roberts LB Jaw - - Limited Questionable
Matthew Slater WR/SpT Foot Limited Limited DNP Questionable
Woodrow Hamilton DL Illness - DNP DNP Questionable
Rob Gronkowski TE Back DNP DNP DNP Out
Jordan Richards DB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out

We knew TE Rob Gronkowski would be out after back surgery that will keep him out at least into the postseason.

We’ll have to see who from both teams makes the seven-man inactive list for each on Sunday.