The news could have been worse for Michael Brockers.
But the St. Louis Rams defensive tackle could be sidelined for the first month of his rookie season after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the first quarter of Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens.
His right ankle was in a cast up to his knee today, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The first-round draft pick had turned in a terrific training camp for the Rams and looks poised for fine things. A medical exam revealed the extent of the injury.
The temporary loss leaves St. Louis thin at defensive tackle. Keep an eye open for the Rams possibly looking to add players in the middle of their defense.
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