The Los Angeles Rams (5-0) will have another tough test this Sunday, as they’re set to take on the Denver Broncos (2-3) in Week 6. The Rams got a bit dinged up on offense last week, losing wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp for the majority of the game.
Here’s a look at the injury report for both teams on Wednesday:
For the Rams, it appears head coach Sean McVay is once again opting to provide some much needed rest to his veteran players — as well as a few that are clearly ailing.
The aforementioned WR duo both sat out Wednesday. After last week’s matchup against the Seahawks, Sean McVay did sound optimistic about the availability of Cooks and Kupp moving forward, so that’s something to monitor as the week progresses. And it would clearly be huge for the Rams if they were a full go on Sunday.
Mark Barron made his first start of the season last week, and it appears the Rams are just being cautious with him, given his “not injury related” designation, in an effort to minimize the potential for any setbacks (achilles).
Rams’ insider Myles Simmons stated earlier today that kicker Greg Zuerlein is “probably another week away” so look for more of newbie Cairo Santos - who sealed the game with a late field goal in Week 5 - this weekend.
#LARams HC Sean McVay says K Greg Zuerlein is “probably another week away” from returning from his groin injury.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) October 10, 2018
The Broncos also have several starters who are looking to heal quickly. Stay tuned. The Thursday injury report should provide a little more detail as to how the starters for each squad stand heading into the back half of the week.