The injury report indicates Thomas is battling a hip injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. He could be sidelined "weeks" because of the issue, Joe Curley of the Ventura County Star reports.
Head coach Sean McVay suggested Wednesday that a groin injury was the culprit behind Thomas' absence, but the official injury report indicates otherwise. Regardless, Thomas is set to miss extended time because of the issue and can likely be ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals. The Rams added some depth at the position Wednesday by re-signing JoJo Natson.
Head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that Thomas suffered a groin injury in the Rams' season-opening win over the Raiders that could sideline the wideout for "weeks," Joe Curley of the Ventura County Star reports.
Thomas only played 12 snaps -- all on special teams -- in the 33-13 victory, but that was apparently enough for the 24-year-old to get banged up. Given McVay's comments, it seems rather unlikely that Thomas will practice this week or play Sunday against the Cardinals, but the Rams may not make a formal ruling on his status until Friday. In addition to Thomas, fellow depth wideout Pharoh Cooper (ankle) also appears in store for a multi-week absence, which could prompt the Rams to add another receiver to the roster.
With Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp locked in as starters, Josh Reynolds (shoulder) expected to retain the No. 4 role and Pharoh Cooper coming off a Pro Bowl appearance as a return specialist, Thomas needs to compete with a slew of young players for what likely will be one roster spot. The 2016 sixth-round pick has caught eight passes in 24 NFL games, getting most of his snaps on special teams.
Thomas was listed as doubtful after not practicing this week, so this result was to be expected. The 23-year-old sustained the injury in Week 17 against the 49ers and currently has no official timetable for his return.
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||8||1||5||93||18.6||50||0||1||1||4|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||8||1||15||15.0||15||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||8||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||8||0||0||0||---||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|