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Rams injury news: Obo Okoronkwo will go on injured reserve

Linebacker will have an elbow procedure

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Obo Okoronkwo
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams are going to put their second young defensive player on the injured reserve this week.

Confirming the team’s fears of earlier in the week, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said on Wednesday that outside linebacker Obo Okoronkwo will need a procedure on his elbow and he will likely go on the injured reserve.

Okoronkwo should return in about a month, McVay said. He was hurt Sunday in the Rams’ win at the Washington Football Team. The Okoronkwo news follows up Tuesday’s decision to put rookie starting safety Jordan Fuller on the injured reserve with shoulder/neck issues. He is expected to be back next month.

Okoronkwo, who entered the Rams’ program in 2018 and who played 10 games last season, has played in all five games and he is a nice situational player. He has one sack this season.

Meanwhile, the Rams are hopeful linebacker Micah Kiser will be able to play Sunday night at the San Francisco 49ers. Kiser, who has been a key to the defense this season, missed the win over Washington with a groin injury. He’d be a welcome addition against the 49ers.