Rams’ Sean McVay gives update on Cam Akers’ injury
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has provided the first update on rookie running back Cam Akers, who went down with an injury on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Eagles. One of many NFL players that suffered injuries in Week 2, Akers appears to have lucked out to some degree as it remains to be seen as to whether or not the first-year rusher ultimately suits up in Week 3 against the surging Buffalo Bills.
According to the aforementioned McVay, Akers “separated some rib cartilage” and “should be OK.” Not an injury one hears about every day, Akers must be pretty tough to fight through that and potentially play against the Bills.
Sean McVay says Malcolm Brown is available after dealing with a pinky fracture.
Joe Noteboom has a grade 2 calf strain and is OUT this week and may go on IR.
“Cam Akers separated some rib cartilage. He should be OK.” 😳
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) September 22, 2020
In addition to Akers, the Rams also have Malcolm Brown at the running back position as the veteran rusher should see the bulk of the workload against the Bills. However, Brown isn’t fully health either as he is currently battling a fractured pinky finger. It is also worth noting that the Rams employ Darrell Henderson, who suffered an injury during the offseason that has caused him to miss the first two weeks of 2020-21. If the Rams are going to defeat the Bills in the battle of two undefeated teams, it appears as though quarterback Jared Goff and the passing game will need to take over in a big way.
After initially taking down the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1, the Rams then routed the Eagles in Week 2 as Los Angeles has feasted on NFC East franchises thus far. In order to move to a perfect 3-0, the Rams will need a win over an AFC East franchise this time around.