The Rams’ co-starting operating backs Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson are each coping with soft-tissue accidents in response to head coach Sean McVay, and each gamers have been held out of Monday’s follow.
“They have soft-tissue stuff right now,” mentioned McVay. “They’re not full-speed. Until they’re full-speed, we’re not going to have them practice.”
McVay declined to say what a restoration timeline can be for both participant, however indicated they’re day-to-day. Akers, who’s coming into his third season, missed most of 2021 whereas recovering from an Achilles tear whereas Henderson, who’s coming into his fourth season, has suffered from quite a lot of accidents which have induced him to overlook time over the previous few years. The two backs break up first-team reps fairly evenly by way of coaching camp, and McVay mentioned he views them each as starters.
The final time the 2 backs each began a season collectively — and wholesome — was 2020. That 12 months, Akers (then a rookie) recorded 625 yards in 13 video games and Henderson recorded 624 yards in 15 video games.
“Really, we’re just being smart with (Henderson) and Cam,” mentioned McVay. “We’re interested in…them being able to return to full performance, where it can be full-speed, not like 50 percent. We need to be able to ‘go’ at running back. So the first goal is (to) get those guys back out here when both of them are able to go at full-speed, 100 percent with no restrictions.”
In their absence, second-year operating again Jake Funk and rookie Kyren Williams are taking the lead reps in follow. Funk missed most of 2021 whereas recovering from a hamstring harm and Williams is on his method again from a damaged foot suffered this spring.
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