The Los Angeles Rams got a bit of a reality check in their Week 11 defeat at the hands of a formidable Minnesota Vikings team. Not only did the offense look stagnant, but a sudden rash of injuries ultimately plagued the Rams in the 24-7 loss.
To make matters worse, their leading wide receiver had to be carted off late in the game. According to Rams Insider Myles Simmons, head coach Sean McVay says Robert Woods will be out for a few weeks with a shoulder injury:
HC Sean McVay says WR Robert Woods will be out for a couple of weeks. Says, “That’s a significant loss for us.”
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) November 21, 2017
Woods had recorded 47 catches for 703 yards and four touchdowns so far this year. Although the extent of his injury is unclear, it is said to have happened after he was tackled by hard-hitting Vikings safety Harrison Smith in the fourth quarter. Regardless, Los Angeles will now be without their leading receiver until further notice.
It could not have happened at a worse time for the Rams as they are in the midst of perhaps their most difficult test of the 2017 NFL season. Not to mention he was coming off arguably the best three-game stretch of his career after registering 20 receptions for 322 yards and four touchdowns in the month of November alone.
Woods’ injury opens the door for the Rams’ bevy of young wideouts like Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds to seize some opportunities. Utility man Tavon Austin could also potentially move back to the slot after registering just two plays on offense against the Vikings.