Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams received some not so good news today regarding their fourth year running back Malcolm Brown. Brown, who left this past Sundays game in the first half against the Detroit Lions with an apparent shoulder injury. Brown went into the locker room just before the half with his status of returning as questionable.
At the start of the second half, Brown was ruled out with the injury leaving only starter Todd Gurley as the only active running back. It was a risky move by head Sean McVay only to have the two running backs active. In the end, Gurley carried the load with 23 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns.
Today news revealed on Brown's injury was not as good as he needed a procedure to repair his clavicle. Brown will miss the remainder of the regular season, but there is some hope on him returning for the playoffs.
The Brown injury is a massive loss for the team as he served as a vast reserve back behind Gurley with good pass protection and hard snub runs. Brown made a one incredible touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints in week nine. After making the reception, Brown seemed to get knocked out of bounds. Instead, he would hurdle over a potential defender to dive over to break the pylon for the score.
Coach McVay announced that the Rams would go with Justin Davis and rookie John Kelly in the absence of Brown's injury. Ram fans have seen the ability of Justin Davis, but many are eager to see the rookie Kelly now play. Kelly who had a productive preseason, but never have cracked the active game roster all season. Both Brown and Davis were significant on special teams, as it appear that Kelly will fulfill Brown's role
The Rams clinched the NFC West Division on Sunday with Brown in the lineup and will demand for him throughout their playoff run. If not, then the team have high expectations for the two of Davis and Kelly to assist in the run game. Wishing the best of luck to Brown's recovery and hoping for a speedy return.
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