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Fisher Encouraged with Update on Quinn

Posted Nov 14, 2016

Rams DE Robert Quinn was admitted to the hospital for a non-football illness and is still undergoing tests, but Fisher said he has not yet been ruled out for Sunday's game.

As confirmed by the Rams’ earlier team statement, defensive end Robert Quinn was admitted to a local hospital on Monday morning for a non-football related illness. At his regular Monday press conference, head coach Jeff Fisher sounded encouraged by the updates he’s received on the defensive lineman.

“I spoke with Rob several hours ago, in addition to Christina, his wife,” Fisher said. “He was, in fact, admitted to the hospital this morning for tests. He’s feeling much better. He kept saying to me over and over, ‘Coach, I just want to get back and get my body right and get back to the practice field as fast as I can.’ So, we’re still undergoing tests, and things look encouraging.”

Fisher said the issue appears to have come up after Quinn left the Rams’ facility in Cal Lutheran following the return trip from New Jersey.

“He was fine after the game,” Fisher said. “As a matter of fact, he sits behind me on the bus — we had the long bus ride back from the airport and I was actually sharing some thoughts on the game, and watching some plays from the game with him.”

According to Fisher, this is the first time an issue of this nature has come up. The head coach said it’s “highly unlikely” this issue is related to any issue Quinn has had in the past.

Also on the defensive line, defensive end Eugene Sims left Sunday’s game and was placed in the concussion protocol. Fisher said Sims was feeling much better on Monday. But, with Sims and Quinn dealing with injury issues, how might that affect the Rams’ D-line depth?

“Well, it affects us,” Fisher said. “But I’m encouraged from the medical information I’ve gotten thus far. So we certainly haven’t ruled them out. And I think both of them have a chance to play.”