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Los Angeles Rams return man JoJo Natson, Jr., out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

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The Rams’ primary return man will miss the rest of the regular season.

Los Angeles Rams KR/PR Jojo Natson, Jr., returns a punt against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, Sep. 8, 2019.
Los Angeles Rams KR/PR Jojo Natson, Jr., returns a punt against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, Sep. 8, 2019.
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The Los Angeles Rams will have someone new returning kicks and punts in Week 14.

In the 2018 season, the Rams turned to KR/PR JoJo Natson, Jr., to take over punt and eventually kick return duties in 2018 and has since held down the primary role in special teams return situations. But Rams Head Coach Sean McVay revealed today that Natson suffered a hamstring injury in Week 13 in the Rams’ 34-7 blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals that will keep him out a month or so:

JoJo Natson was the only [Rams player to get injured] during the game. He got a hamstring. He got it pretty good so it’s a four- to six-week injury. We’ll have some further updates on what exactly that means in terms of his status and how we’ll exactly handle that. [RT] Rob Havenstein is continuing to make good progress. He’ll be day-to-day as will [TE] Gerald Everett with his knee. That’s kind of where we’re at with those guys.

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I think there’s a good chance you could put [RB] Darrell [Henderson, Jr.] back there for kick returns. Then, in terms of the punt returns, [WR] Nsimba [Webster] was a guy that did a really nice job with that in the preseason. Consistently caught the ball and he’s a guy that can do a really nice job creating after the catch, getting vertical immediately. I think he would be the next guy up.

Get well, JoJo Dancer.