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Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints: Final injury report has CB Sam Shields QUESTIONABLE as only doubt

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The Rams are looking spectacular on the health front while the Saints have one notable player who will miss time.

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The Los Angeles Rams are taking on the New Orleans Saints in Week 9 and have just one concern on the injury report:

2018 LA Rams Week 9 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
John Sullivan C Not Injury Related - DNP Full -
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related - DNP Full -
Trevon Young OLB Back Limited Full Full -
Cooper Kupp WR Knee Limited Limited Full -
Sam Shields CB Illness - DNP DNP Questionable

Looking good! WR Cooper Kupp and LB Trevon Young are a full go. Only CB Sam Shields is a possible miss thanks to, of all things, the flu according to Rams Head Coach Sean McVay today:

Sam got sick within the last day or so, not feeling good. We’re hopeful that he’ll start feeling better and be ready to go, but if not, then we’ve got some contingency plans. Not really sure in terms of how he’s recovering, if it’s a viral thing or – when you’re feeling sick like that it’s tough.

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He might have to meet us there just because – dependent upon how some of the things he does with (Senior Director of Sports Medicine and Performance) Reggie (Scott) and those guys, how he feels. If he feels good enough to travel, but we also don’t want to potentially expose some of our other players to getting sick. So, if that’s the case, then he’ll stay back, get as healthy as he can, then we’ll find a way to get him there and meet us a little bit later.

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It’s just flu season and that’s what we think it is. Nothing to do with [his concussion history].

As for the Saints, they’re also looking fine for a team halfway through an NFL season, though they do have one notable defender who will miss out:

2018 New Orleans Saints Week 9 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Terron Armstead T Knee Limited Full Full -
Michael Thomas WR Shoulder Limited Full Full -
Max Unger C Elbow Limited Full Full -
Mitchell Loewen DE Neck DNP Limited Full -
Marcus Davenport DE Toe DNP DNP DNP Out

As we learned earlier this week, Saints rookie EDGE Marcus Davenport is going to miss the next month or so with a toe injury. He’s been quietly growing into his role putting together the first two-sack game of his career last week, so that could be a big absence. In his absence, second-year EDGE Trey Hendrickson is expected to get more action in Davenport’s absence.