The Rams are playing their regulars on both sides of the ball against the Ravens and now they’ve lost one of them to an ankle injury.
On the final play of the first half, defensive tackle Michael Brockers was cut blocked and remained down at the end of the play with an injury to his right ankle. Coach Jeff Fisher and members of the team’s training staff came onto the field and eventually helped Brockers off the field. He was then carted to the locker room for further evaluation.
The Rams are calling his return questionable, which probably means he’s out now but suggests that he could return if this weren’t the preseason. That would be the best case scenario for the Rams.
Brockers, the 14th overall pick in this year’s draft, is expected to be a major contributor in the middle of the defensive line this season. That was an area where the Rams were not particularly good last season and they hope Brockers can create havoc up the gut while defensive ends Chris Long and Robert Quinn come from the edges.