The LA Rams saw two rookies suffer injuries this week that will require surgery, but so far it sounds as though neither will miss a lot of practice time. Fourth round defensive tackle Bobby Brown III has a thumb injury that necessitates surgery this week and per Jourdan Rodrigue, Rams head coach Sean McVay expects him to return to the field shortly thereafter.
Bobby Brown III suffered a UCL injury (thumb) and will also have surgery this week but is expected to return to the field shortly after that procedure, per McVay.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 1, 2021
Additionally, fourth round cornerback Robert Rochell has a wrist injury and will also have surgery this week. There was no timetable given for his return, but Rodrigue stated that she “didn’t get the impression that it will be a super long absence” for the rookie out of Central Arkansas.
CB Robert Rochell hurt his wrist on a punch-out yesterday, and will have surgery per McVay. Timeline TBD but procedure is this week.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 1, 2021
While injuries are not ideal, these two rookies appear to have ones that won’t necessitate a long setback. Both could be competing for roles on the defense this season, though it is also fairly common for McVay to bring certain players along slowly.