The LA Rams have ruled out starting running back Cam Akers from playing in Week 16’s important NFC West showdown against the Seattle Seahawks. Akers suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets and is out indefinitely.
Akers was sparking the Rams offense with his runs over the last three games, totaling 306 yards on 36 carries, plus four receptions for 44 yards. He had several important runs against the Jets called back because of penalties by the offensive line and tight end Tyler Higbee.
Without Akers, the Rams will be turning back to Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown for the foreseeable future. Henderson was putting up decent numbers early in the season but over the last five games he has had 24 carries for only 76 yards, catching five of eight targets for 34 yards. Brown has 10 carries for 25 yards, five catches for 59 yards and one fumble over the same period of time.