The LA Rams defeated the New York Giants by a wide margin on Sunday, but did they lose any key players to injury? There were at least two players who left the game and did not return, what could it mean for Week 7 and beyond?
Andrew Whitworth, LT
The longtime veteran Whitworth did not leave the game with injury, but there was a moment in the fourth quarter that raised some eyebrows and his status will need to be monitored until Sean McVay or Whitworth say there’s nothing to monitor. Whitworth only left the game, as far as we know, because the score was out of hand.
Rams LT Andrew Whitworth just came up lame after that run play but is staying in the game. Rams moving the ball on the Giants so far here to open the second half, into the red zone— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 17, 2021
Jake Funk, RB/KR
Funk returned the opening kickoff but was ruled out for the rest of the game with a hamstring injury. While the team is not reliant on Funk offensively, losing him on special teams could mean an opportunity for a player to be called up from the practice squad to return kicks.
Van Jefferson, WR
Jefferson left the game to be checked for a concussion but almost immediately returned.
Johnny Mundt, TE
Mundt left the game with a knee injury and did not return. Sean McVay said “it does not look good” with regards to the injury. That probably means LA will call up Kendall Blanton from the practice squad. Brycen Hopkins has been inactive as a healthy scratch every week this season.
Sean McVay says it doesn’t look good for tight end Johnny Mundt’s knee injury. Mundt has been No. 2 TE behind Tyler Higbee.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) October 17, 2021
Robert Rochell, CB
With the Rams leading 38-3 and needing to play somebody in the fourth quarter, they couldn’t escape injury. Rochell left with injury, leading to an even more dire situation at cornerback if he misses any amount of time. But Rochell did return.