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.
Rams OLB Obo Okoronkwo will undergo procedure for elbow injury, McVay said. Not expected to be season-ending. Roster move will be made.— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) October 14, 2020
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.
Barring a setback, ILB Micah Kiser is on track to play on Sunday. Team will gradually increase his workload the next two days.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 14, 2020