Forrest (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
It seems as if the move to the IR cements the suspicion that Forrest tore his ACL on Sunday, although the team has yet to comment on specifics of the injury. The 24-year-old recorded nine tackles, one pass deflection, and one fumble recovery in 10 games, primarily on special teams.
Forrest (knee) is feared to have torn his ACL and will have an MRI Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Forrest has nine combined tackles in his rookie season to this point. If the MRI confirms that he does have a torn ACL, the Rams will lose depth at inside linebacker.
Forrest suffered his injury in the first half and was initially ruled questionable to return. Bryce Hager will see some extra snaps with Forrest out.
The Rams selected Josh Forrest in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 190th overall.
Forrest was a decent enough player at Kentucky, surpassing triple-digit tackles in 2014, but the Wildcat defense was a mess over that time frame, and Forrest's Combine showing was not good. With a 4.91-second 40 and weak jump numbers, Forrest might struggle to run in the NFL.
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|2016||Los Angeles Rams||10||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|