Los Angeles Rams DE Dominique Easley was carted off at practice today from what seems to be an ankle injury:
Easley being helped off by Reggie Scott #RamsCamp pic.twitter.com/m3dljNMzGb— Rams24/7 (@ngalarreta) August 1, 2017
Looks like an ankle injury. Easley wasn't putting any weight on it #RamsCamp pic.twitter.com/2PrMimmxcS— Rams24/7 (@ngalarreta) August 1, 2017
There was no indication from the Rams on severity of Easley's injury. But worth mentioning he has a history of knee injuries. 2 torn ACL's.— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) August 2, 2017
No word on the severity of the injury at this point.
Our own Sosa Kremenjas provided Easley’s roster preview for 2017 yesterday:
With the Rams switching to a 3-4, Easley will be relied upon to start at DE opposite of [DE Aaron] Donald and next to [DT Michael] Brockers.
It’s hard to know what new Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips has in mind when it comes to moving players around, but for a guy who has a lot of athleticism and versatility, Easley can play a variety of roles, and effectively at that.
In a very limited role last year, Easley had 2.5 sacks, but a much greater pass rushing impact. Now with more time under his belt, Easley should fill up the stat sheet more and make his presence felt on the field a much greater amount.
There is no requirement for any official injury reporting in training camp or the preseason, so we may not know for a while what exact injury Easley suffered today.
(UPDATED at 9:16pm ET)
Doesn’t sound good:
#Rams DL Dom Easley suffered what is believed to be a serious knee injury, sources say. He has an MRI tonight. "Not looking good," one said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2017