2018 Rams Injury News
Top Injuries To Impact Rams 2018 Season
Greg Zurlein - Greg The Leg Zurlein suffered a groin injury early on in the season for the Rams, which is actually a big loss if he remains out. Zurlein was one of the better kickers last season, and with the Rams moving the ball at will, he was basically automatic when those drives stalled. Zurlein will hopefully recover within a few weeks, and the Rams are not throwing him on the injured reserve which is a good sign.
Mark Barron - Mark Barron played 14 games last season, and made over 80 tackles and had three interceptions. This is after back to back 100+ tackle seasons. Barron is a big part of this defense, and has been doubtful for the first few weeks of the season. The ankle injury has hindered him, and it looks like we will be waiting a few weeks more for him to get going again. The Rams are rotating bodies in at the minute with no real solidified fill-in.
Pharoh Cooper - Pharoh Cooper isn’t used on the offensive side, but he is an all-pro returner who was placed on the IR. His return is going to come after the halfway mark, and it is still up in the air for who will fill in for Cooper on returns. Reports suggest that it will be out of team, mainly because the guys there you do not want to risk injury with.
Top 5 Injuries in Rams Franchise History
Trent Green suffered one of the more horrific injuries the game has seen, and it wasn’t even in a regular season game. This led to Kurt Warner taking over and eventually going on to win the Super Bowl. This is one of the more interesting scenarios in NFL history, because it shaped a Super Bowl winner. Would St. Louis have won a Super Bowl with Trent Green under center? Sam Bradford was another Rams quarterback to go down, after he suffered an ACL tear back in 2013. Bradford has been injury prone in his career, and the former number one pick never quite took off, although he has been paid like he has won five Super Bowls. Robert Quinn has had some injury troubles over the last few seasons, and has been put on injured reserve twice. When healthy, Quinn is a dominant defensive player, but the Rams were tired of his injuries and sent him away to the Miami Dolphins. Jake Long is a former number one pick, and an Achilles injury did him in. Long battled injuries during his career and never quite gave the consistency he was drafted for. It was a disappointing career for Long. E.J. Gaines had a Lisfranc injury in his foot, which caused him to miss the 2015 season. Gaines at the time was one of the better cornerbacks, but things have gone south, and now he is in Buffalo. The Rams are back on top after a long drought of bad teams and injury histories.