The Los Angeles Rams have had their fair share of issues with the injury bug as of late. Prior to the game versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 5, the Rams were without three of their four starting defensive lineman.
Now, the most recent case is cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who was carted off the field during the fourth quarter in the 30-19 loss to the Bills. There was certainly cause for concern as Johnson was unable to apply any pressure to his right ankle following the game.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, it seems the standout corner was able to avoid any major catastrophic injury.
#Rams star CB Trumaine Johnson, carted off with an ankle injury, will have an MRI today, source said. Doesn’t sound like a fracture, though.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 10, 2016
The team’s secondary is all too familiar with the recent plague of injuries. Cornerback E.J. Gaines finally made his season debut in Week 4 after missing all of last season with a foot injury. Meanwhile, slot corner Lamarcus Joyner is still playing despite suffering a broken toe in Week 1.
The loss of Johnson now has the Rams coaching staff scrambling to add some depth back into their depleted defense. Prior to the Bills game, Los Angeles released cornerback Coty Sensabaugh to make room for defensive end Morgan Fox in lieu of injuries to the defensive line.
The Rams will need all the help they can get as they travel to Detroit to take on Matthew Stafford and the pass-happy Lions.