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Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals: Initial injury report has concerns at running back starting with Todd Gurley

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For the first time in a while, Rams fans are going to need to pay attention to the injury report this week.

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The Los Angeles Rams are headed to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16, and for the first time in a long while Rams fans are going to need to pay attention to the injury report this week.

With the news that RB Todd Gurley tweaked his knee in the Rams’ Week 15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, there was concern going in. Those concerns aren’t going to be allayed by today’s report:

2018 LA Rams Week 16 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Samson Ebukam OLB Illness DNP Full Full -
Justin Davis RB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Todd Gurley II RB Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable

Both Gurley and reserve RB Justin Davis were a no go today. With RB Malcolm Brown out for the season, the Rams waived WR/KR/PR Pharoh Cooper to make room for a new name in the running back room: RB C.J. Anderson.

Obviously, Anderson’s inclusion will depend on the physical readiness of Gurley and Davis as well as the team’s comfort level with rookie RB John Kelly as a ballcarrier beyond his skills in other running back responsibilities and special teams contributions.

Meanwhile for the Cards, they’ve got a ton to work through:

2018 Arizona Cardinals Week 16 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Larry Fitzgerald WR Not-Injury Related DNP Full Full -
David Amerson CB Concussion Limited Limited Full -
Trent Sherfield WR Ankle Limited Limited Full -
Chad Williams WR Hamstring Limited Limited Full -
Budda Baker S Knee DNP Limited Full -
Rodney Gunter DT Foot DNP Limited Limited Questionable
J.J. Nelson WR Illness DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Ricky Seals-Jones TE Illness DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Will Holden OL Shoulder - - Limited Questionable
Markus Golden DE Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Patrick Peterson CB Illness - Full DNP Questionable