Sean McVay gave rookie running back Cam Akers 50 snaps on Sunday — more than double his previous career-high — with 21 rushing attempts. Akers was certainly looking like the number one back against the Arizona Cardinals, but it appears as though the LA Rams rookie runner did not come out of the game unscathed.
According to the Rams injury report on Monday, which is released this early in the week because LA is facing the New England Patriots on Thursday, Akers and defensive end Michael Brockers were both listed as “Did Not Participate” on the list. The Rams did not actually practice Monday, but if they had, then Akers and Brockers would have sat out.
Rams RB Cam Akers popped up on today’s injury report (largely an estimation/walkthru) as “DNP” with a shoulder injury.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) December 7, 2020
The injury reason given for Akers was “shoulder.” Brockers left Sunday’s game against the Cardinals and was listed with a neck injury on Monday. Terrell Lewis (knee) was considered as “limited” availability, had the Rams practiced.
The Rams and the Patriots play on Thursday evening, giving Akers and Brockers even less time to be ready for the next game.