Jun 8, 2021; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA;   Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (27) participates in drills during mini camp held at the practice facility at Cal State Lutheran. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Rams’ Darrell Henderson (thumb) should be ready for opener

The Los Angeles Rams received a scare on Monday when running back Darrell Henderson had to leave practice due to a thumb injury.

However, Henderson sustained a thumb sprain with no ligament damage and is listed a day-to-day, according to the team. Even with the injury, Henderson is expected to be ready for the Rams’ season opener on Sept. 12 against the visiting Chicago Bears.

The Rams already are depleted at running back, losing projected starter Cam Akers before training camp started in July due to an Achilles tendon injury.

Los Angeles also waived/injured running back Raymond Calais after he sustained a foot injury in a preseason game against the Los Vegas Raiders over the weekend.

The Rams currently have rookies Jake Funk and Otis Anderson, second-year pro Xavier Jones and Henderson, the expected starter, in the running back room.

Henderson, 24, finished with a career-high 624 rushing yards and six total touchdowns last season. However, the third-year pro has had problems staying healthy, missing time due to ankle and hamstring injuries last season and finishing the year on injured reserve.

“I think we’re still in the process of figuring all that out,” Rams coach Sean McVay said when asked about his running backs group. “We got a little bit of time. Darrell is a guy that’s been established and done some good things. But I was pleased with both those guys (Jones and Funk) and Thomas (Rams running backs coach Thomas Brown) does an excellent job leading that group.”

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