Rams followers have been sucker punched Tuesday following the information that second-year working again Cam Akers suffered a torn Achilles tendon whereas getting ready for the workforce’s upcoming coaching camp. Akers, who was anticipated to have a breakout sophomore season in Los Angeles, led the Rams in speeding final season regardless of beginning in simply 5 video games.
Akers publicly addressed his harm on social media a number of hours after the Rams confirmed the information. Whereas the harm is an plain setback, Akers is staying constructive whereas transferring his consideration in direction of his comeback.
“I simply need to thank any and each individual sending prayers my approach and wishing me properly,” Akers wrote by way of Twitter. “I hate [that] this occurred however I am in nice spirits and I perceive God makes no errors. I will be again higher than ever very quickly. I am a soldier. Once more, thanks.”
With Akers centered on his restoration, Darrell Henderson is in line to renew his prior position because the Rams’ beginning working again. The seventieth total decide within the 2019 draft, Henderson rushed for 624 yards and 5 touchdowns (whereas averaging 4.5 yards per carry) in 15 video games final season. Henderson, who rushed for career-high 114 yards and a landing on 20 carries within the Rams’ Week 3 loss in Buffalo, completed the season on injured reserve after struggling a excessive ankle sprain in Week 16. He was restricted throughout the Rams’ offseason exercises, in line with ESPN.com’s Lindsey Thiry.
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The remainder of Los Angeles’ backfield is comparatively inexperienced so far as enjoying expertise is worried. Xavier Jones — an undrafted rookie final season — didn’t obtain a carry in 13 common season video games final season. Fellow second-year again Raymond Calais additionally didn’t obtain a carry in his 4 common season appearances. The Rams even have rookies Jake Funk and Otis Anderson, who put up strong but unspectacular numbers at Maryland and UCF, respectively.
That lack of expertise behind Henderson will seemingly encourage coach Sean McVay to signal a confirmed veteran. Amongst their potential obtainable choices embrace Adrian Peterson, Frank Gore, Duke Johnson, and Le’Veon Bell, amongst others.