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Rams’ Isaiah Pead suffers leg injury

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Rams running back Isaiah Pead suffered a leg injury and left today’s preseason game against the Packers.

Pead sustained the injury while he was running back a kickoff in the first quarter. Pead wasn’t touched on the play; he simply planted his foot on the turf and his knee bent awkwardly, and he went down.

On the sideline Pead was seen getting help from trainers, and he appeared to be in pain and unable to put weight on his leg. He was later taken to the locker room on a cart.

A 2012 second-round draft pick, Pead has so far fallen short of expectations, with just 17 carries for 75 yards in his career. Pead needed a good preseason to show that he deserved a roster spot in a backfield that also features Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason. This injury won’t do anything to help Pead’s chances of being there when the Rams open the regular season.

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10 Responses to “Rams’ Isaiah Pead suffers leg injury”
  1. otistaylor89 says: Aug 16, 2014 4:34 PM

    Ugh, didn’t look good.

  2. deltaoracle says: Aug 16, 2014 4:38 PM

    Sorry for the injury. Hope he’s okay.

    Packer offense really looked mid-season sharp in their first drive.

  3. lbroberts123 says: Aug 16, 2014 4:54 PM

    I think Mason had a legitimate shot took grab the 2nd roster spot.

  4. claimersays says: Aug 16, 2014 5:05 PM

    Looked broken to me, as he rolled over it looked like a noodle mid lower leg

  5. osiris33 says: Aug 16, 2014 5:21 PM

    Bad break, but he was bust anyway, like most of the guys the Rams got in the RG3 deal. Should have just taken him.

  6. jimmysee says: Aug 16, 2014 5:30 PM

    I hate injuries. Hope he’ll be OK.
    :-(

  7. computojon says: Aug 16, 2014 5:32 PM

    Injuries are always unfortunate, but Pead has done zippo for the Rams, and he has proven to be the biggest misfire on Les Snead’s draft board (most picks have been great, in my opinion, but this one was the ultimate dud.)

    The only time Pead’s name was called last year was for a taunting penalty on a kickoff.

  8. realfootballfan says: Aug 16, 2014 5:33 PM

    Getting hurt and an injury settlement, as odd as it seems, may have been his best bet. As it was, he wasn’t going to make this team.

  9. natijim235 says: Aug 16, 2014 8:12 PM

    can’t call any RB a bust with just 17 carries – wayyy too early to tell – he was exceptional back at UC

  10. beavertonsteve says: Aug 16, 2014 8:54 PM

    Greg Robinson, Alec Ogletree, Stedman Bailey, Zac Stacy, Michael Brockers, Janoris Jenkins, Isaiah Pead and Rokevious Watkins. Yeah, the Rams got the worst of that trade, they got two busts and the Redskins got one.

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