Keenum (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Keenum's ability to take part in some individual drills indicates that he's progressing through the concussion protocol. An independent neurologist will ultimately be called upon to clear the quarterback for a return to the field, but the uncertain nature of concussions clouds whether he'll be able to do so this Sunday at Cincinnati. If he's deemed unready to suit up, Nick Foles will serve as the Rams' starting quarterback.
Keenum (concussion) didn't take part in the Rams' light practice session Tuesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. This comes as no surprise, as Keenum is in the early stages of his recovery from a concussion sustained during Sunday's loss at Baltimore. While head coach Jeff Fisher relayed that Keenum is "doing better" and is hopeful that he'll return to the practice field Wednesday, the quarterback's progress through the protocol for head injuries will ultimately determine when/if that comes to pass this week. Fisher has already said that Keenum will start once he's healthy enough to play, but Nick Foles will get the nod if Keenum is unable to suit up Sunday in Cincinnati.
Keenum is in the concussion protocol, the Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Keenum's head was slammed to the turf on a late takedown Sunday at Baltimore, but no evaluation was undertaken, and his fumble two plays later led to the Ravens' game-winning field goal. In the aftermath of the game, he was examined for a head injury, which was confirmed as a concussion Monday. If he emerges from the protocol unscathed, head coach Jeff Fisher said that Keenum will be under center this Sunday at Cincinnati. However, the murky nature of such ailments could thrust Nick Foles into a starting role.
Keenum completed just 12-of-26 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in his first start of the season Sunday in Baltimore. He also lost two fumbles, and possibly suffered a concussion. Keenum failed to spark the struggling Rams passing game, proving that he isn't much of an upgrade over the recently-benched Nick Foles. While Foles was averaging only 186.4 passing yards per game on a 56.6 percent completion percentage, Keenum actually failed to reach either of those bench marks. Keenum's availability for next week's tilt against the Bengals is in question, as the quarterback was being evaluated for a concussion after the game.
Keenum was named the Rams' starting quarterback Monday over Nick Foles. In a passing league, Foles' performance has been dismal in his first campaign with the Rams. He's only reached 200 yards through the air twice in nine games, while completing 56.6 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns versus six interceptions. Meanwhile, Keenum has a 2-8 record as a starter, but head coach Jeff Fisher will hope that the change will light a spark under a dismal offense outside of Todd Gurley.
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