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.