Let’s start with the bad news, because that’s just how things are usually done.
Rams wide receiver Laurent Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a fractured fibula and high ankle sprain.
And now for the good news: Rams quarterback Marc Bulger only has a bruised rotator cuff, and the team hasn’t ruled him out for this week’s game. (Well, at least we think that’s good news for Rams fans.)
There was some fear that Bulger tore his muscle, but no structural damage was found.
The Rams will likely consider starting Kyle Boller this week regardless of Bulger’s health, after Boller provided a spark to the offense on Sunday. The injury could make the transition to Boller a little easier, and make it easier to go back to Bulger eventually.
Robinson, meanwhile, continues to suffer from the injury bug in his young career. And while he’s not a big name, his loss is significant for the league’s 27th-ranked passing attack. (St. Louis is dead last in yards per attempt.)
Robinson leads the team in receiving yards with 167 yards, more than double any other wide receiver. Last year’s leading receiver, Donnie Avery, and Keenan Burton will be asked to step up in Robinson’s absence.