The LA Rams do not know if they will have rookie starting running back Cam Akers on Sunday at Buffalo, according to ESPN.
Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the second-round pick is day-to-day because of separated ribs cartilage. Akers was injured in a 37-19 win at Philadelphia on Sunday and could not return.
Rams’ rookie RB Cam Akers separated rib cartilage during Sunday’s win.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2020
Rams’ RB Malcolm Brown fractured his left pinky in the same game and underwent surgery Monday to repair it.
Rams expect Brown to play Sunday at Buffalo, but are uncertain about Akers, who is now day to day.
While Akers’ status will be monitored all week, at least the Rams can rest easier about backup Malcolm Brown. He suffered a pinky fracture Sunday and had surgery Monday but he is expected to play against the Bills.
If Akers can’t play, Darrell Henderson will have an extended role in Buffalo. Henderson had 81 rushing yards on 12 carries, including a 40-yard run against the Eagles.
Whether or not Akers plays Sunday, expect the Rams to stick with the run. They have rushed the ball 79 times in two games after averaging 25 rushes in 2019.