After coming up short in a wild game, the Los Angeles Rams received more bad news from their medical staff.
Kayvon Webster did rupture his Achilles, McVay said.— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) December 11, 2017
Looks like the Rams will be without CB Kayvon Webster for the remainder of the season, potentially longer if he is still with the team next season. A ruptured Achilles tendon is nothing to shake a stick at. Medically speaking, it’s a 4-6 month recovery time. But that is stretched significantly for the NFL player as they put a lot of stress on the tendon during a game.
Unfortunately for Webster and the Rams, recovery typically creeps close to a year - which would put Webster back on the field next holiday season.
I’m not sure that the Rams will scour the veteran market at this point to fill this hole. Nickell Robey-Coleman played well today and will likely get the nod as starter for the rest of the season with Sean McVay employing a ‘next man up’ philosophy.
With the de-facto NFC West championship next weekend against the Seattle Seahawks, the Rams can’t wait to address this. They’ll need to go in ready for a fight with their division rivals.