Rams DB Kayvon Webster tore Achilles in loss to Eagles
It was a bittersweet day for Kayvon Webster, as he actually recorded an interception on the third play of the game Sunday against Philadelphia.. It was his first interception since 2013.
Webster tore his Achilles tendon on a non-contact play later in the game. It was such an unseemly injury that cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman kneel and Coach Sean McVay come onto the field to console the DB.
“He’s a great competitor,” McVay said after the game, via The Ocean County Register. “We love Kayvon and what he has meant to this football team. Guys are going to need to step up in his absence.”
Obviously, this is the end of Webster’s season.
“Kayvon is my guy,” Robey-Coleman said. “Me and Kayvon go back all the way to high school. It means a lot to me that he’s hurt right now. I pray nothing but the best for him, his recovery and his family.”
A ruptured Achilles tendon is a really huge deal. Medically speaking, it’s a 4-6 month recovery time for people who aren’t professional athletes. For a dude in the NFL, this sort of injury often results in taking a full year before the player is ready to return to the gridiron.