Cam Akers: I’ll be back better than ever in no time


The Rams and Cam Akers were dealt a serious blow this week, as the second-year running back tore his Achilles while training for the upcoming season.

But Akers is apparently keeping a positive attitude for the long recovery process ahead of him.

“I just want to thank any and every person sending prayers my way and wishing me well,” Akers said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. “I hate [that] this happened but I’m in great spirits and I understand God makes no mistakes. I’ll be back better than ever in no time I’m a soldier. Again, thank you.”

Akers was in line to be Los Angeles’ starting running back in 2021. The 52nd overall pick in the second round of last year’s draft, Akers rushed for 625 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the regular season. He then put up 221 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving in the Rams’ two postseason games last year.

Head coach Sean McVay said on Tuesday that the Rams haven’t ruled out signing a veteran running back, but L.A. isn’t going to immediately address the position with one.

6 responses to “Cam Akers: I’ll be back better than ever in no time

  1. What a sad development for what WAS a truly promising player. This is an uphill battle for sure, and I hope the kid can make it out with at least a large portion of previous ability.

  2. All eyes on Marlon Mack and how he recovers this season for Akers and his camp. An Achilles is not an ACL. Uphill battle to ever comeback.

  3. I really hope he makes it all the way back. However, this injury typically robs you of that explosiveness that makes him special. Back in 2011 the Lions drafted Mikel Leshoure in the 2nd round after a stellar career at Illinois. Everyone was raving about him during training camp stating that the Lions were finally going to have a good running back to replace Barry Sanders. Then he tore his Achilles in training camp, and a year later when he tried to return he wasn’t the same guy, he had lost his explosion that made him special. I truly hope it works out better for Akers, however the odds are against it unfortunately.

  4. This is a very tough break. He’s out for the season and maybe much longer. I like him as a player – a lot. But this is very bad news. We need a new RB ASAP.

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