Rams linebacker Daren Bates suffered an apparent knee injury in Friday's preseason game. "Daren is sore," coach Jeff Fisher said after the game, per ESPN. Bates was on crutches after the game and will have an MRI on Saturday.
Several Rams who were on the injury report are active for Sunday's game at San Diego. The list includes tight end Cory Harkey (quadriceps), linebacker Daren Bates (groin), linebacker Will Herring (foot), linebacker James Laurinaitis (foot) and linebacker Jake McQuaide (back).
Six Rams have been deemed questionable or probable for the Sunday game against the host Chargers. The questionables are tight ends Jared Cook (back) and Cory Harkey (quad) and long snapper Jake McQuaide (back). The probables are linebackers James Laurinaitis (foot), Daren Bates (groin) and Will Herring (foot).
Five of the seven inactives listed by the Rams for their Week 11 game against the Broncos are dealing with injuries. They are defensive backs Marcus Roberson (ankle) and Lamarcus Joyner (groin), linebacker Daren Bates (groin), defensive end Alex Carrington (quad) and wideout Damian Williams (hamstring). Offensive tackle Brandon Washington and tight end Alex Bayer are healthy scratches.
The Rams listed eight players on its final injury report for Week 11 against the Broncos. Half of the players are in danger of missing the game Sunday. Marcus Roberson was the only player on the list ruled out. Daren Bates (groin), Lamarcus Joyner (groin), Damian Williams (hamstring) were all listed as doubtful. Alex Carrington (quad) was deemed doubtful. Meanwhile, James Laurinaitis (foot), William Hayes (fibula), and Will Herring (foot) were all listed as probable.