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Los Angeles Rams start with four including DL Aaron Donald on initial injury report for Week 3 at Cleveland Browns

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Four Rams to track this week.

Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee enters the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of the Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints, Sep. 15, 2019.
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee enters the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of the Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints, Sep. 15, 2019.
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The Los Angeles Rams are on the road in Week 3 to take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday Night Football, but they’ve started the practice week off with a quartet on the initial injury report:

2019 Los Angeles Rams Week 3 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Malcolm Brown RB Ankle Limited Full Full
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related - DNP Full
Todd Gurley II RB Not Injury Related - - DNP
Aaron Donald DT Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Austin Blythe G Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Tyler Higbee TE Chest DNP DNP DNP Out

Definite concerns.

Both DL Aaron Donald and RB Malcolm Brown were partial participants, but the issue there is really how things develop over the next two days. Donald returned to the Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints, so there’s reason to think his back/oblique injury isn’t too severe. We’ll just have to see about Mally.

The more long-term injuries were the ankle injury to RG Austin Blythe and the chest contusion that TE Tyler Higbee suffered that had him coughing up blood on Sunday. Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said today that both are “day-to-day” at this point.

The Browns’ side of the report was significantly longer:

2019 Cleveland Browns Week 3 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR Hip Full Full Full -
Dontrell Hilliard RB Concussion Full Full Full -
Austin Seibert PK Hip Full Full Full -
Larry Ogunjobi DT Ankle DNP Limited Full -
Joel Bitonio G Abdomen Limited Limited Limited -
Mack Wilson LB Not Injury Related - - DNP -
Rashard Higgins WR Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Adarius Taylor LB Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Denzel Ward CB Hamstring - Limited DNP Questionable
Greedy Williams CB Hamstring - Limited DNP Questionable
Sheldrick Redwine S Hamstring - Limited DNP Questionable
Morgan Burnett S Quad DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Chris Hubbard OL Foot DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Chris Smith DE Not Injury Related DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Christian Kirksey LB Chest DNP DNP DNP Out
Kendall Lamm OL Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
David Njoku TE Concussion/Wrist DNP DNP DNP Out
Damarious Randall S Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out

The big news for the Browns today was that TE David Njoku broke his wrist in their Week 2 win over the New York Jets on Monday Night Football and will thus miss more than a month including, obviously, this weekend’s game.

Let’s see if the next two days just have the guys on these two lists healing up as we head toward Sunday night.