Van Jefferson Injury Update For Super Bowl LVI
The Los Angeles Rams have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL this season. Their list of wide receivers can result in countless options downfield for quarterback Matthew Stafford. They have players such as Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Odell Beckham Jr that have led them to Super Bowl LVI, which takes place this Sunday, February 13th, at 6:30 PM EST. For this matchup, the Rams will need all receivers healthy and ready for kickoff. However, wide receiver Van Jefferson has been watched over the past two weeks with a knee injury he sustained in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. Thankfully, after two weeks of rest and rehabilitation, Jefferson has transitioned from questionable to active just in time.
Jefferson’s Importance to Rams’ Offense
Wide receiver Van Jefferson has been one of the most significant contributors to this Rams offense in the 2021 NFL regular season. He was the receiver with the second-most yards (only trailing Cooper Kupp) with 802 yards on 50 completions. In the postseason, Jefferson only had five completions but was still able to push for 79 yards. His targets have slowly decreased over the course of the season after the Rams picked up Odell Beckham Jr. from the Cleveland Browns. The transition can affect some receivers when adding a new asset to any team. Even with fewer targets, Jefferson has been able to continue to be a staple to this offense. He is a crucial player to help draw coverage away from Cooper Kupp and can be found open downfield when the defense decides to over guard the best receiver in the league. Jefferson’s absence would have significantly affected the overall offensive strategy of the Rams, but thankfully, he has made a smooth recovery.
Van Jefferson Injury Update
Van Jefferson sustained a knee injury during the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. He remained questionable all throughout Pro Bowl weekend and was instructed to have very limited practices. He was working closely alongside his coaches and trainers to ensure his full health to be able to be on the field for Super Bowl LVI. On Thursday, Jefferson was finally ruled healthy and was able to complete his first full practice since going down. The team is optimistic about his progress and is excited to see his performance in his first Super Bowl appearance. Hopefully, Jefferson will remain healthy throughout the course of the game and can help lead his team to an exciting matchup.