The Los Angeles Rams find themselves in a massive hole on Sunday and they’ll need to get out of it without their All-Pro cornerback. While the Rams are facing a double-digit deficit against the Miami Dolphins, Jalen Ramsey has been ruled out for the rest of the game due to an illness.
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On Miami’s first offensive drive of the game, Ramsey left with an undisclosed illness. He was given a questionable designation to return, but he’s since been ruled out by the Rams for the rest of the contest.
Ramsey has been a key contributor for Los Angeles this season, playing a new position under new defensive coordinator, Brandon Staley. The shutdown cornerback is being moved around the defense and is utilized in a variety of ways by the Rams, depending on matchups.
Last week, Ramsey was able to record his first interception of the season against the Chicago Bears on Monday night. But with him sidelined on Sunday, the Rams will rely on Darious Williams, Troy Hill, and David Long at cornerback.
Of course, when a player accrues an illness this season, the first thought is whether or not it is related to COVID-19. While we don’t know if Ramsey’s illness is COVID-19 related, the Rams could have taken a cautious approach with him.
Due to a flurry of defensive plays and special teams contributions, the Dolphins hold a massive lead over the Rams on Sunday. While Los Angeles attempts to make a historic comeback, Ramsey won’t be present on the defensive side of the ball.
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