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Darrell Henderson injury update: Rams running back is a game-time decision

Expect plenty of Sony Michel vs. the Bucs

Los Angeles Rams v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams will monitor Darrell Henderson’s pain tolerance in relation to his rib cartilage injury suffered in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, and head coach Sean McVay noted on Friday that the third-year running back is a game-time decision to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Henderson was listed as “Questionable” on the team’s Friday injury report.

Whether Henderson is active or inactive, expect former New England Patriots running back Sony Michel to get a healthy number of snaps against the Bucs.

So far this season, Henderson has carried the ball 29 times for 123 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also has four catches for 46 yards and that’s without playing the fourth quarter in the most recent game. Henderson was replaced by Michel, who had 10 carries for 46 yards against Indianapolis.

The Rams might also use Jake Funk, with or without Henderson, but Funk is less likely to see significant carries this Sunday than Michel.

McVay also noted that outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is expected to be active against Tampa Bay, though he will be limited in practice on Friday because of a nagging ankle injury from the offseason.

The Buccaneers are expected to be without wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is on the Covid-19 reserve list, and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul could be replaced by Joe Tryon-Shroyinka, as JPP is dealing with a shoulder injury.