Rams Offensive Lineman to Miss Time With High-Ankle Sprain

The Los Angeles Rams will have to shuffle their offensive line yet again following their Week 4 Monday Night Football defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. According to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue, Center Coleman Shelton is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Shelton went down early in the Week 4 loss. Already down starting center Brian Allen, the Rams offense quickly unravelled after Shelton's exit, allowing seven total sacks and stumbling to a paltry nine points. The Rams will hope Allen can return sooner than later; he was tagged with a 2-4 week recovery timeline following his Week 1 knee injury.
Shelton's unavailability jumbles an offensive line that has already had a tumultuous beginning to the year. Besides the injury to Allen, the team also lost Tremayne Anchrum Jr. to a fractured fibula in Week 2, and guard David Edwards was placed in concussion protocol in the team's Week 4 contest. Long-time Left Tackle Andrew Whitworth also retired following the 2021 Super Bowl. 

As a result of the turnover, the Rams offense has piled up mistakes and negative plays in the first four weeks, ranking 29th in points scored and 28th in giveaways. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has also been sacked 16 times. If the Rams want to contend in the NFC this year, they'll need to stabilize their offensive line in a hurry.
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