The Los Angeles Rams defensive line has been banged up the last few weeks, as three of the teams starters, Robert Quinn, Michael Brockers and William Hayes have all missed multiple games due to injury.
Because of this teams have been double and triple teaming Aaron Donald, effectively taking him out of the game and making the Rams young backup defensive lineman beat them.
After losing two straight games, the Rams defensive line is finally getting healthy as Brockers and Hayes both returned and played in Week 6 against the Detroit Lions recording a tackle each.
The team is now in London preparing for their Week 7 matchup with the New York Giants. Since being in Europe they have received more good news, as Quinn has returned to practice and head coach Jeff Fisher expects him to play in Sunday’s game, via Myles Simmons of therams.com:
For Los Angeles, defensive end Robert Quinn was upgraded to a full participant for Thursday’s practice after being limited on Wednesday. Fisher said the Rams are expecting and hoping Quinn to be back on Sunday.
Quinn, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury, has had a resurgent start to the season. In four games this season Quinn has six tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles, including the game-winning strip-sack of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in Week 2 to help secure a 9-3 victory.
He has missed the last two games though and his presence has been missed as the Rams had just two sacks in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills and just one sack last week against the Lions.
Los Angeles currently ranks 24th out of 32 teams with just 10 sacks on the season.