The Rams starting left tackle, Rodger Saffold suffered a “significant” pectoral injury today while lifting weights and after getting an MRI, the Rams suspect he will require surgery which would end his season. Here’s the evidence, from Rams beat reporter Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
LT Rodger Saffold suffers what Rams officials term a “signifcant” pectoral injury. He’s ruled out Sun; probably needs season-ending surgery.
Ouch. Another hit in the never-ending injury list for the Rams this year. Saffold had not been playing as well as he did in his rookie year, but had come on over the past few games. He will be replaced this week by Mark LeVoir.
The Rams will need to make a roster move at offensive tackle as early as tomorrow with Jason Smith out with a concussion and Adam Goldberg starting for him at right tackle. Renardo Foster, who was on the Rams roster last season and got two spot starts, but did not make the team out of training camp is still available and tried out for the Bears this week. The Rams could also promote OTs Ryan McKee or Kevin Hughes from the practice squad.