Rams Injury News: Ben Skowronek Fractures Forearm In Preseason Loss To Chargers
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Per a team spokesperson, Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Ben Skowronek fractured his forearm in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers and will undergo surgery Monday. There is no current timetable for Skowronek’s return.

The Rams drafted Skowronek in the seventh round in 2021 out of Notre Dame hoping to add some depth to their wide receiver corps.

While it remains to be seen how long he will be sidelined, this obviously isn’t the ideal start to a career for Skowronek, especially with him battling for a spot on the 53-man roster this preseason. A fractured forearm is a serious injury, so it’s possible he misses multiple months before being able to make his NFL debut.

Skowronek did not have any catches before getting injured in the game against the Chargers but did have one tackle on special teams, which likely would’ve been the role he carved out for himself before getting injured.

Outside of Skowronek, it seems the Rams came out of the game against the Chargers clean as far as injuries are concerned. To no surprise, not a single starter played in the game, as will likely be the case for the final two preseason games as well.

The Rams, unfortunately, lost the game, 13-6, although there were plenty of positives for Sean McVay and his staff to take away. Among them was the play of rookies Tutu Atwell and Jacob Harris, who both displayed their speed and athleticism and are looking like two more offensive weapons the Rams can add to their disposal.

L.A. takes the field next on Saturday against the Las Vegas Raiders before finishing up the preseason with a contest against the Denver Broncos.