Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu’s season came to an end after he injured his knee in Sunday’s victory over the Rams, a tough blow for a rookie who has carved out a place for himself in the NFL.
Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin hasn’t been as quick a study as Mathieu, but he also suffered an injury in Sunday’s game. Austin hurt his ankle at the tail end of a 56-yard run against Arizona and wound up leaving the game for good a short time later. Coach Jeff Fisher updated Austin’s condition on Monday and said the wideout avoided the kind of serious injury that Mathieu suffered.
“We did our tests and he’ll be day-to-day this week,” Fisher said, via Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.
Austin has not been a consistent threat in his first season, but he’s made several plays that flash the kind of talent that made him the eighth overall pick in April. He’s scored touchdowns as a receiver, runner and returner this season and it seems he’ll have a chance to score a few more in the final three weeks of the Rams’ season.