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Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings: Longest initial injury report of 2017 sets out concerns

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It’s the longest initial injury report of 2017 for the Rams...

Los Angeles Rams LG Rodger Saffold
Los Angeles Rams LG Rodger Saffold
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The Los Angeles Rams are headed to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11.

With both teams at 7-2 and atop their respective divisions, it’s shaping up to be a major game with huge implications across the NFC. For the Rams though, today starts out on a bit of a worrisome first step given the sheer length of the initial injury report:

2017 LA Rams Week 11 Injury Report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Robert Quinn OLB Illness Limited Full Full
Rodger Saffold G Ankle DNP Full Full
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related DNP Limited Full
Matt Longacre DE Back DNP Limited Full
Mark Barron LB Not Injury Related DNP DNP Full
John Sullivan C Not Injury Related DNP DNP Full
Connor Barwin OLB Knee DNP DNP Full
Lamarcus Joyner S Hip DNP DNP Full
Troy Hill CB Hamstring DNP Limited Full Questionable
Derek Carrier TE Hamstring DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Malcolm Brown RB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out

There’s a ton going on there. Perhaps the two of most concern are S Lamarcus Joyner and LG Rodger Saffold. The drop-off in play from either to a reserve would be significant.

Here’s what Rams Head Coach Sean McVay had to say about the sheer volume of injury concerns today:

This time of the year we want to be smart with our guys. We trimmed off some of the reps, had a little bit more of an above the neck emphasis with our walk-thru and that’s kind of to be expected. Want to make sure that we do a good job of just being smart with the week, getting a good week of preparation, but also being mindful of getting these guys as healthy as possible for Sunday for a physical game against a great opponent. That’s kind of the approach that we took – it sounds like a long list, but I think a lot of those guys will be good to go for the game, it’s just more precautionary and being smart from (Director of Sports Medicine/Performance) Reggie (Scott) and (Head of Strength of Conditioning) Ted’s (Rath) advice.

No reason to think McBae’s being anything but straightforward here. We’ll see how the guys progress through the week.

Meanwhile for the Vikes, here’s what they’re looking at coming out of today’s practice:

2017 Minnesota Vikings Week 11 Injury Report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Stephen Weatherly DE Knee Full Full Full
Anthony Harris S Hamstring Limited Limited Full
Jeremiah Sirles G Knee Limited Limited Full
Brian Robison DE Back - - DNP Questionable
Everson Griffen DE Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Mike Remmers T Concussion Limited Limited DNP Out
Andrew Sendejo S Groin/Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out