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Allen Robinson injury update: Rams lose wide receiver for season to foot ailment

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This has not been an ideal Super Bowl defense for the reigning champions.

The Rams are tied for the worst start in NFL history for a Super Bowl champion; their 3-8 mark matches the 1987 Giants, who had replacement players for three games in a season impacted by a player strike. And it doesn’t look like things will be getting any better for Los Angeles in 2022.

On Sunday, head coach Sean McVay announced that wide receiver Allen Robinson would be out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

Robinson’s injury is a major blow to an offense that is down to its third-string quarterback and a wide receiver room that is already missing its No. 1 weapon.

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Here’s the latest on Robinson’s injury, and what it means for the Rams.

Allen Robinson injury update

Following the Rams’ 26-10 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, McVay said in his press conference that Robinson would be out for the season with a foot injury that will require surgery. He said the injury happened Friday.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the injury is a stress fracture that would require a screw being inserted during surgery.

Robinson last missed significant time in 2017 when he tore his ACL in the first game of the season against the Texans while playing for the Jaguars.

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Robinson’s season-ending injury puts an end to a disappointing campaign for one of Los Angeles’ top offseason free-agent signings. The three-time 1,000-yard receive mustered just 33 catches for 339 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. The yardage and catch totals both rank third behind Cooper Kupp and tight end Tyler Higbee.

Rams WR depth chart

Robinson’s injury is the second lower-body injury for the Rams’ wide receiver room. Kupp, the reigning Offensive Player of the Year, was placed on injured reserve after a Week 10 loss to the Cardinals, ensuring he would miss at least the next four games.

The Rams’ wide receiver depth chart now features only one player with a past season of more than 12 receptions or more than 133 receiving yards. Van Jefferson, who began the 2022 season on IR, had 50 catches for 802 yards in 2021 and 19 catches for 220 yards in 2020.

Jefferson will now likely be counted on to be the team’s top wide receiver with Kupp and Robinson both out. In his five games this season, Jefferson has caught nine passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns.

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Next up on the depth chart is Ben Skowronek, who caught 11 passes for 133 yards in his rookie season last year. He is now the active leader among Rams wide receivers this year with 29 catches for 254 yards.

The depth continues to dwindle from there. Brandon Powell is next behind Skowronek in receptions with 14 for 96 yards, and Tutu Atwell trails Skowronek in yards with 139 on four catches. Jacob Harris and Lance McCutcheon saw their first targets Sunday, with Harris hauling in his lone one for 6 yards and McCutcheon missing all three targets.

Given the injury to Robinson, questions will undoubtedly start to emerge about Kupp and quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has missed games with concussions and a neck injury. According to ESPN, the Rams are uncertain if Stafford will return with the Rams all but eliminated from postseason contention. 


Credit: sportingnews.com

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