Sean McVay doesn’t expect Aaron Donald’s rib injury to affect his game status

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Rams head coach Sean McVay offered some updates on injured players a day after advancing in the playoffs with a 30-20 win over the Seahawks.

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald was on the top of that list. He left the win with a rib injury in the third quarter and went for X-rays after it was over. They were negative and McVay’s Sunday comments suggest further testing didn’t turn up anything too worrisome about Donald’s condition.

McVay said at a press conference that the team will “be smart with him throughout the week” and that they don’t expect the rib injury “to affect his game status for this week.”

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp is considered day-to-day after hurting his knee and that quarterback John Wolford is in the same category after suffering a stinger. McVay said the team will take it “a day at a time” when it comes to determining whether Wolford or Jared Goff plays against the Packers.

9 responses to “Sean McVay doesn’t expect Aaron Donald’s rib injury to affect his game status

  1. “And if it does affect his game status, I still want you to have to spend time game planning as if he will be playing…”

  2. All of the elite 8 left are banged up and still alive. This is what Champions are made of. It’s big boy football now.

    Rams vs. Packers is a great match up and the head coaches are best friends. McVay and LaFleur won’t be doing much talking to each other this week.

    As the late Kevin Greene said when he wore Green and Gold:

    “IT IS TIME”

    #GoPackGo!

  3. Donald will play, don’t hold your breath Packer Backers. Jalen Ramsey is as good as they come. Rams have a pretty decent running game as well – could spell disaster for the Packers. Should be a good match up and a dog fight. AND please don’t start with the weather and cold deal.

  4. Has never missed a game through injury,considering he usually faces between 600-900lb of blockers most downs, a sore rib wasn’t gonna stop him. Rodgers is the most O-line friendly Qb in the league by a distance so if there’s sacks they are more likely to be thanks to our secondary and situations where he just can’t throw it away like some third downs.should be quite a contest between arguably the best O v the best D.turnovers probably decide it, Rams give up and take away quite a lot of those. Packers haven’t really had much on D in the Rodgers era so there’s always a contest. Not expecting much from these playoffs in regard to a Lombardi but got a Buster Douglas punchers chance.

  5. As a Rams fan I’m trying to stay positive but I’m also a realist. The Pack have not faced a defense like this and their defense can be ran on so that’s a potential plus for the Rams offense. With that being said they are going up against one of the best QB’s to ever do it while playing in weather that suits him. It’s going to take the best defensive effort they have given and mistake free football on offense to even keep this game close.

  6. Donald’s a tough guy, and I’m sure he’ll be in the game (unless McVay is just flat-out lying).

    However, can badly bruised ribs withstand multiple shots from AJ Dillon when he lowers his head and shoulders? That remains to be seen. I’m sure that thought has crossed LaFleur’s mind already.

  7. lutefiskispoison says:
    January 11, 2021 at 2:38 pm
    Donald’s a tough guy, and I’m sure he’ll be in the game (unless McVay is just flat-out lying).

    However, can badly bruised ribs withstand multiple shots from AJ Dillon when he lowers his head and shoulders? That remains to be seen. I’m sure that thought has crossed LaFleur’s mind already

    Dillon doesn’t have a prayer against Donald. He normally swats away 2 300lb o-lineman. A 245lb RB won’t phase him

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