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Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown sprains MCL, will not require surgery

The Rams have a decision to make about their backup running back beginning in Week 10.

Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown
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Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown injured his MCL in the second half of the Rams’ 51-17 win over the New York Giants in Week 9. Fortunately though, Brown will not require surgery per Head Coach Sean McVay:

It was a high grade sprain though, so it’s something that is going to require a couple weeks. It shows his toughness to be able to kind of push through that. Of course only in Malcolm’s way he says, ‘My knee is a little bit sore.’ Then it shows up – well no wonder. An extremely tough player. He’s been so reliable for us too, so that is a big loss, especially when you look at the value that he provides for our special teams unit as well. But, it will call for some guys to step up and looking forward to seeing who does.

While there’s fortune in Brown not requiring surgery, there’s even more in the fact that the Rams recently brought RB Lance Dunbar off of IR prior to Week 9. McVay alluded to the fact that it will likely be a decision between Dunbar and UDFA rookie RB Justin Davis to fill that backup role in Brown’s absence:

Today served as a good opportunity to be able to kind of evaluate, really (RB) Lance (Dunbar) and (RB) Justin (Davis). One of those two guys we’ll look to get up. As far as making that decision, we haven’t made that yet, but they both did a good job today.

We’ll see on Sunday who gets the nod.

In the meanwhile, get well, Malcolm!