Coach Sean McVay indicated last week that Brown would be sidelined for the rest of the season after requiring surgery to address a clavicle injury, but the Rams waited until after Sunday's loss to the Bears to make the transaction official. Brown's recovery from the procedure is expected to carry an 8-to-10-week timeline, so he should be at full health or close to it when OTAs commence in the spring.
Brown is expected to require a procedure to reset his clavicle that will necessitate 8-to-10 weeks for recovery, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
That timeline probably ends any hope of Brown avoiding injured reserve, leaving reserve backs Justin Davis and John Kelly to fight for scraps behind workhorse Todd Gurley. The 25-year-old Brown is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this spring after a 2018 campaign in which he took 43 carries for 212 yards and caught five passes for 52 yards and a score. The Rams probably hope to retain him as their No. 2 back.
Brown (clavicle) is considered out indefinitely, Gary Klein of the LA Times reports.
Brown seems to be in danger of missing the final four weeks of the regular season, starting with Sunday's game in Chicago. The Rams will turn to some combination of John Kelly and Justin Davis to handle the small quantity of backfield snaps Todd Gurley leaves behind. There is some chance Kelly or Davis ends up with a large workload Week 17 if the Rams are already locked into a specific playoff seed. In any case, the team seems to be holding out hope Brown can eventually return from his clavicle injury.
Brown (clavicle) is reportedly slated to be sidelined for the rest of the regular season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
We'll await official confirmation of this report, but with Brown now apparently on track to miss time, Justin Davis and rookie John Kelly are now in line to back up Todd Gurley, who has been dominating the Rams' carries. As long as he's healthy and the team has something to play for, who his prime backup up is won't have fantasy lineup implications. That said, if Gurley gets hurt or 11-1 Los Angeles is able to rest players down the stretch, there could be some late-season value to be mined from the team's depth RBs.
Brown was slated to undergo a procedure Monday to have his clavicle injury assessed and it looks like he's probably going to miss some time. Gurley continues to dominate the Rams' backfield touches, but his top backup is worth knowing in the event that he suffers any injuries down the stretch, or alternatively, the 11-1 team elects to rest any starters if its Week 16 or Week 17 games have no playoff implications.
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||4||17||4.3||13||0||0||1|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||1||63||246||3.9||20||1||1||10|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||43||212||4.9||19||0||0||10|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||1||-2||-2.0||-2||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||1||9||53||5.9||16||0||0||0||3|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||5||52||10.4||18||1||0||0||2|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|