The LA Rams have been grateful for running back Sony Michel’s presence this season, especially now knowing that Jake Funk will miss the remainder of the year with a torn hamstring. Michel has 54 carries for 205 yards and a touchdown over six games but recently suffered a shoulder injury that could have put him in danger of missing Week 7’s contest against the Detroit Lions. Head coach Sean McVay addressed Michel’s injury concern to reporters on Wednesday, expressing a belief that Michel will be ready to go on Sunday.
Sean McVay said Sony Michel is dealing with a shoulder injury. It shouldn’t affect his availability for Sunday, McVay said.— Nick Cothrel (@NickCothrel) October 20, 2021
Darrell Henderson received 90 percent of the snaps three games ago, then 66 percent, then played in 82 percent most recently against the New York Giants.
Michel has played 10 percent, 34 percent, and 18 percent of the snaps in those same contests, respectively. Over the last two games, Michel has 20 carries for 79 yards, an average just shy of four yards per carry. He has also scored one touchdown, but had a costly fumble against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fans should expect Henderson to get the bulk of the workload against Detroit, but if the Rams manage to pull away against an 0-6 team, Michel could become the main back in the second half.