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- Rams are dealing with injuries to their running backs heading into Week 7
Rams are dealing with injuries to their running backs heading into Week 7
The Pittsburgh Steelers were a team dealing with several key injuries heading into their bye last week, but they’ve received some good news on that front. Diontae Johnson and Anthony McFarland returned to practice after their stint on Injured Reserve (IR), and Pat Freiermuth and DeMarvin Leal look poised to return to the team in Week 7 as well.
The same can’t necessarily be said about the Steelers’ opponent this week, the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are going to be extremely thin at the running back position, potentially without their top two backs this week.
This per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:
The #Rams run the risk of being down two RBs:
— RB Kyren Williams, who rushed for 158 yards yesterday, suffered an ankle injury, left without a boot but is getting an MRI.
— Backup Ronnie Rivers is believed to have a PCL sprain that could keep him out a few weeks. MRI coming.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2023
Later on Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Kyren Williams suffered a sprained ankle. And while the injury isn’t deemed to be serious, it will likely keep him out of the lineup vs. Pittsburgh on Sunday.
An MRI today revealed that Rams’ RB Kyren Williams has a sprained ankle that is expected to sideline him for Sunday’s game vs. the Steelers but is not considered a long-term injury, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2023
The Steelers and Rams will release their first injury reports of the week on Wednesday, with Mike Tomlin addressing the media today, Tuesday, at noon. So, be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for the upcoming game in California on Sunday at 4:05pm EST.