Los Angeles Rams Running Back Suffers Ankle Injury, Could Miss 6 Weeks

The Los Angeles Rams suffered an unfortunate injury in Thursday night's thrashing at the hands of the Buffalo Bills. ESPN's Field Yates announced rookie running back Kyren Williams suffered an ankle injury that could cost him significant time: Williams did not record a rushing attempt or a catch in last night's game, so it's possible the injury occurred on special teams. Should he miss the full projected six weeks, he'll be back in time for a pivotal matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
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Williams was taken 164th overall in this year's NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. Draft pundits profiled him as an undersized multi-purpose back who could contribute in the passing game ala former New England Patriots James White and Dion Lewis. The Rams tend to platoon their backs in the post-Todd Gurley era, so he had a real chance of seeing the field sooner than later, but if the timeline on his injury is accurate, he'll have to wait. The Rams will continue splitting their carries between Darrell Henderson Jr. and Cam Akers.  

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