The Los Angeles Rams’ undefeated start to the 2018 NFL season came at a cost in Week 3 with both of their starting cornerbacks suffering injuries. Fortunately, head coach Sean McVay is optimistic about cornerback Marcus Peters’ health moving forward.
Peters was carted to the locker room after suffering a strained calf. Fortunately, it appears McVay has not ruled out the Pro Bowler for Thursday’s showdown versus the Minnesota Vikings, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.
“Marcus is day-to-day right now,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on Tuesday. “I think he’s feeling good. I think it’s a great representation of his toughness to even still have it be a chance that he’s going to play. When you look at what occurred and you talk about what that position requires and entails in terms of the movement. So, he’s taking steps in the right direction.”
McVay’s update is certainly encouraging. It initially appeared as though Peters’ injury was much more severe than cornerback Aqib Talib’s. Although he was carted to the locker room, Talib was able to walk off under his own power. However, the veteran is now expected to miss a month as he prepares for ankle surgery.
Despite McVay’s optimism, Peters’ status for this week is far from concrete. The short week makes it even more difficult for any player to nurse their injuries. That said, it may not be worth it for the Rams to put him at risk for further damage. Although a win over Minnesota would be a strong message to the rest of the league, Los Angeles has made it clear it is playing for much more than regular-season success.
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