The status of quarterback Jared Goff was unknown until an hour before the LA Rams played their first playoff game this year and the status of defensive lineman Aaron Donald might come down to the wire before their second. Donald left Saturday’s 30-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round partway through the third quarter with a ribs injury and did not return.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, the Rams are “hopeful” that Donald can play next weekend and x-rays did not show any breaks. Donald will have an MRI on Sunday and perhaps that will reveal a more clear picture of his status for next weekend.
#Rams hopeful Aaron Donald will be able to go next week. Sean McVay says “never bet against AD.”— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 10, 2021
Addendum: I forgot to mention MRI coming today but no break detected yesterday. Good sign. https://t.co/d5nJ1lNpLX
The Rams move onto the divisional round and won’t know who they face or when they play until the winner of the Bears-Saints is determined on Sunday afternoon. Donald had two sacks against the Seahawks after recording 13.5 during the regular season.