When Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers went down with a torn Achilles back in June, it was widely assumed the young running back would be sidelined for the entire 2021 season, and even part of the 2022 campaign. In what feels like somewhat of a medical miracle, Akers’ recovered vastly quicker than anyone could have anticipated. Sean McVay revealed on Wednesday that the Rams are planning for Akers to make his season debut. Via Ari Meirov, McVay’s review of Akers at practice on Wednesday should have Rams fans fired up for the return of the 22-year-old.

“He was out there full speed, flying around and it was amazing to see,” McVay said after watching Akers partake in Rams practice on Wednesday.

That’s the exact type of review Rams fans were hoping for ahead of the Florida State product’s first taste of game action this season. While Akers will likely be splitting carries with Sony Michel as he gets eased back into the rotation, it’s encouraging to hear how highly McVay spoke of the work Akers put in during practice.

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With Darrell Henderson on IR due to an MCL injury, the need for someone to pick up his slack became very apparent for the Rams, who will now be able to rely on the tandem of Akers and Michel as they prepare for their playoff run.

The Rams are slated to host the San Francisco 49ers for their regular-season finale, during which fans will finally get the chance to get a glimpse of Akers back in action. Akers featured in 13 games for the Rams last year, starting five. He logged 145 carries for 625 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie in 2020.