Brockers sprained his right knee in the Rams' wild-card loss to the Falcons this past January. His availability for the start of Monday's voluntary workouts is a sign that he's close to full strength, but it's possible the defensive lineman is still operating under some sort of physical limitations.
Brockers, who sprained his right knee injury in Saturday's 26-13 NFC wild-card loss to the Falcons, won't require offseason surgery, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
It appears only rest and rehab will be on the docket for Brockers before the Rams reconvene in April for offseason workouts. The nose tackle wrapped up 2017 with a career-high 55 tackles (39 solo) and 4.5 sacks across 16 regular-season contests.
Brockers (knee) won't return to Saturday's wild-card game against the Falcons.
Brockers had two tackles and 0.5 sacks before leaving his matchup. His absence leaves Tyrunn Walker as the only defensive tackle on Saturday's roster, while Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been taking advantage of the Rams' thin defensive line by using a hurry-up offense.
Brockers suffered the injury as his right leg twisted underneath himself when he and Aaron Donald combined to sack Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Brockers was evaluated on the sideline by trainers and was seen sporting an ice pack. The 27-year-old would represent a major loss for the interior of the Rams defense if he cannot return, which would leave Tyrunn Walker as the lone remaining defensive tackle on the Rams' 53-man roster.
Brockers had one tackle and a half sack Sunday against Seattle.
The Rams brought down Seattle QB Russell Wilson seven times Sunday, so it was almost by default that Brockers got in there at some point. The sixth-year pro isn't known for his pass-rushing skills, so this was an added bonus for fantasy owners that stuck with him for his consistent tackle counts.
|5||10/7/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||13||31||20.0||11||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||46||38.0||8||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||32||24.0||8||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||44||27.0||17||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||55||39.0||16||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||3||9||5.0||4||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|