We at Turf Show Times don’t like to make excuses, but the 2016 Los Angeles Rams have had to deal with more than 0 injuries this season.
In what can only be described as a wildly unfair stroke of bad luck, the Rams have had players at multiple positions miss time in 2016. While it’s true that the Rams are among the healthiest teams whose players have missed the least time out of any team in the NFL, that can likely be attributed to their incredible fitness regimen, Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher’s watchful eye and their superior DNA.
Now heading into Week 14 set to host the Atlanta Falcons, the Rams are yet again forced to deal with unfair injuries despite their incredible physical preparedness:
Los Angeles Rams
WR Tavon Austin, OL Rodger Saffold and DE Robert Quinn were both unavailable last week. Best to keep Austin sidelined until he’s ready to resume his breakout season. Saffold was rumored to have undergone hand surgery. And Quinn was unable to pass the concussion protocol that, per Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher, “was not a Sunday issue, it became a Monday issue.” Not sure if that means Quinn played through a concussion in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints that triggered the protocol on Monday or if he didn’t have a concussion on Sunday but showed up on Monday with one. Given his somewhat mysterious and entirely concerning medical incident in November, this isn’t the most reassuring! But I’d give Quinn somewhere between 98 and 100% to make the cut this week.
As for the physically decrepit and comparably insufficiently fit Atlanta Falcons, here’s their much more worrisome initial injury report:
New England Patriots
|Dwight Freeney||DE||Not Injury Related||DNP|
No word yet on if the Falcons prefer to simply forfeit the game due to the unfair injuries the Rams are dealing with and their own overwhelmingly physical deficiencies.