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Injury Report: Coleman Shelton could return to Rams this week

LA hoping their starting guard will be ready for Week 10

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have been getting healthier after a flurry of injuries at the start of the year. After Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, no major injuries were announced by Sean McVay in Monday’s press conference. But Coach McVay did speak about the overall toll of injuries affecting the Rams performance this year.

Los Angeles is in a position to welcome back a number of players including rookie Kyren Williams for the offense and Jordan Fuller for the defense.

Questionable players entering Week 10:

  • Kyren Williams, RB (Ankle)

Cooper Kupp was injured with just a few minutes remaining in the game. Fred Warner rolled up on his ankle, causing Rams fans to hold their breath and angrily question why McVay had his offensive star on the field when the Rams had already waved the white flag. As of Monday, Kupp avoided any structural damage to the ankle, but is dealing with soft tissue swelling.

  • Coleman Shelton, OG (Ankle)

Shelton has been out since suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 4. His initial timeline was 4-6 weeks. Five weeks have passed and his potential for a Week 10 return meets the projected window. With the inconsistency across the offensive line, LA activate Shelton and start Chandler Brewer at left guard.

  • Jordan Fuller, S (Hamstring)

Jordan Fuller was also injured against the 49ers in Week 4. Fuller’s initial prognosis was a reaggravated hamstring strain that would sideline him for 2-4 weeks. The Rams opted to place him on IR, requiring the safety to miss the next four games. He is now eligible to return against the Cardinals this week.

Rams players on Injured Reserve…

  • Joe Noteboom, LT (Ruptured Achilles)
  • Logan Bruss, OG (Torn ACL and MCL)
  • David Edwards, OG (Concussion)
  • Tremayne Anchrum, OG (Fractured Fibula)
  • Jake Hummel, ILB (Hip)
  • Quentin Lake, S (PUP - Knee)