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UPDATED: Los Angeles Rams CB Aqib Talib suffered high ankle sprain, likely requires surgery

Dang it.

Los Angeles Chargers v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Well, in some not-so-good news, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib has suffered a high ankle sprain from Sunday’s showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers:

Outside of an actual fracture or something extreme, this was just about the worst news the Rams could have received as it means Talib will likely be out 3-4 games (remember: the Rams will get 10 days between the Thursday Night Football game and week five).

This news hurts even more when you combine the loss of Talib with the loss of CB Marcus Peters. Both starting cornerbacks will be out for multiple weeks it seems, so the Rams’ depth will be counted on to step up.

Some options include: Sam Shields, Nickel CB turned full-time starter Nickell Robey-Coleman, Troy Hill, and potentially even re-signing someone like Dominique Hatfield.

The Rams will be in a tight situation with a short week coming vs the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.


Well this isn’t ideal news. The timeline will be updated, so be on the lookout.