Three Rams injured in Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The hits just keep coming for the Rams. After suffering a tough loss on Sunday to the division-rival Cardinals, the team announced Monday that three key players might miss time due to injuries.

LB Chris Chamberlain, who led the team in with 28 tackles in special-teams coverage in 2009, will miss 6-8 weeks with turf toe on his left foot. He was also the backup to WLB Larry Grant. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said that the team might place Chamberlain on injured reserve.

Nickel CB Kevin Dockery strained his left hamstring and might miss the Rams' next game vs. Oakland. Rookie TE Michael Hoomanawanui suffered a high left ankle sprain; it is unknown how much time he will miss.

The way we see it

Chamberlain's contributions on special teams will hurt the Rams, who will need some younger players to step up in that role. QB Sam Bradford will miss Hoomanawanui, who developed a rapport in the preseason, connecting for a pair of touchdowns.

For authoritative coverage and analysis of NFL news, free agency and fantasy football, visit ProFootballWeekly.com.