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Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings: Final injury report leaves LA looking strong on the road

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All things considered, it’s a very fortunate injury report for the Rams in Week 11.

Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown
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The Los Angeles Rams are heading to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11, and yet again we’re looking incredibly fortunate on the injury front:

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

The sheer quantity of names on the initial injury report on Wednesday was cause for concern, so to come out of it with just three names with official game status designation is pretty fortuitous. That those three names are a reserve cornerback, the TE3 and the backup running back is beyond just good fortune. It is probably worth considering now how long RB Malcolm Brown will be out with his MCL injury. With the Rams headed into these huge final seven games of the regular season, backup running back might become a bigger factor than it was last week when RB Lance Dunbar played just 10 snaps.

As for Minnesota, here’s their side:

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

The upcoming decision on DE Everson Griffen is going to be a huge one. And with DE Brian Robison facing a similar gameday decision, there’s some real potential for an issue at the position there for Minnesota.

Moreover, the injuries to starting RT Mike Remmers and starting SS Andrew Sendejo mean some promotion from the backups. I’ll keep an eye on Daily Norseman and update this story with their reactions when they post.