Regardless of the arrival of Odell Beckham in Los Angeles on Friday, the Rams receiving corps suffered a giant loss.
Veteran wideout Robert Woods sustained a torn ACL in Friday’s practice and can miss the rest of the 2021 season, NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero reports, per a source.
Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed Woods’ injury to reporters ahead of Rams practice on Saturday.
“You are sick for Robert [Woods],” McVay mentioned. “Like we type of mentioned yesterday, he is epitomized the whole lot that has been proper about this place. Such an ideal competitor, such a tricky player, such an ideal soccer participant, and a nice person. It is so unfortunate.”
NFL Network’s Peter Schrager studies Woods’ knee damage got here while running a jet sweep and something felt awry while planting his foot. There was hope final evening that it wasn’t serious, according to Schrager, however further testing confirmed the extent of his damage.
The lack of Woods makes Thursday’s signing of Beckham all that extra essential. But, Woods’ veteran leadership and dynamic skill to catch and run will probably be sorely missed for Ram’s team with Tremendous Bowl aspirations. Second-year WR Van Jefferson is assumed to obtain the big majority of Woods’ snaps just days after being relegated on the depth chart upon Beckham’s arrival.
The Rams (7-2) are on the road Monday night to face the San Francisco 49ers (3-5). It is unclear whether or not Beckham will make his debut with the Rams in Week 10, but the state of affairs might name for the star WR to swimsuit up. McVay told reporters there’s a “probability” Beckham plays however needs to see him apply with the team first.
In 9 games this season, Woods had 45 receptions for 556 yards and 4 touchdowns whereas including one other rating on the ground. Recognized for his certain fingers in addition to his sturdiness, the 29-year-old had by no means missed greater than three games in a season throughout his nine-year profession.
Woods has spent the past 5 seasons in Los Angeles, the place he grew up, and played his school ball on the College of Southern California. He signed a free-agent cope with the Rams forward of the 2017 season after a four-year stint with the Bills, who selected him within the second spherical of the 2013 NFL Draft. Woods has 570 receptions for 7,077 yards and 35 TDs in his NFL career to date.