It’s been that kind of year for the St. Louis Rams.
Left tackle Rodger Saffold missed practice on Friday because of a pectoral injury he suffered while lifting weights. The team has ruled him out for Sunday’s contest with the Seahawks and, according to Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he might need season-ending surgery to repair what’s being called a “significant” injury. Saffold was not certain to play this week after suffering a concussion against the Browns last week.
Because of the concussion, Mark LeVoir was already taking all of the reps in practice this week and he will take Saffold’s place in the lineup. Saffold’s play has dropped off considerably after a strong rookie season, but the move to LeVoir is still a downgrade for the Rams offense.
If Saffold’s season is over, he will be the 10th member of the team to hit injured reserve. Tackle Jason Smith, who isn’t ready to return after his own concussion, is another candidate for a spot on an already crowded list.