With a 17-game season comes a ton of wear and tear. For starters ILB Mark Barron and CB Kayvon Webster, that meant undergoing surgery.
#Rams LB Mark Barron and CB Kayvon Webster both had shoulder surgery recently, sources say. Barron’s procedure should have him ready for camp. For Webster, the surgery was done because he’s also rehabbing a torn Achilles, which is what will dictate his readiness for 2018.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 16, 2018
Now, this was no surprise necessarily for Webster, as his season ended abruptly with a torn achilles vs the Philadelphia Eagles. Obviously it made sense for Webster to undergo shoulder surgery (which I believe was for a torn labrum which he played with all season) as he is rehabbing for his achilles injury, almost killing two birds with one stone. Webster likely returns as a starting CB. The question becomes more of a “when”, as opposed to anything else. CB is a position with a ton of question marks right now for the Rams.
Barron was more of a surprise, as it wasn’t known publicly that he needed surgery. Barron had an injury-plagued season with all sorts of minor issues, specifically something with his hand as he played with a club for multiple weeks.
I mentioned weeks ago that Barron may be a candidate to be released going forward into free agency, though this situation may make things murky.
Best wishes in recovery for both Rams moving forward!