Cornerback Aqib Talib will undergo surgery to repair his injured ankle on Thursday, head coach Sean McVay said on Tuesday afternoon. Following the procedure, Los Angeles will have a better understanding of Talib's timetable for recovery. The veteran cornerback will be out for at least a few weeks, but is expected back during the 2018 season.
"It depends on once you get in there — because the specifics of what the severity is, once you see what needs to be totally fixed, if there's something going on with his deltoid [ligament] then it ends up being a little bit longer," McVay said. "But we'll find out once that surgery takes place."
Talib suffered the injury during the second half of Sunday's victory over the Chargers. Talib hopped off the field before being evaluated by trainers. So far in 2018, Talib has recorded two passes defensed and a forced fumble.
Also at the cornerback position, Marcus Peters' calf injury kept him listed as a non-participant would L.A. have practiced on Tuesday instead of a walk-thru. However, McVay said he will likely be game-day decision when it comes to playing against the Vikings, since he's currently considered day-to-day.
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The same goes for outside linebacker Dominique Easley, who is considered day-to-day with his knee injury. McVay previously said that Easley's injury comes from the wear and tear of having suffered multiple ACL tears.
For the other side, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has declared defensive end Everson Griffen out for Thursday's game. Running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was upgraded from a non participant to limited participant in Tuesday's session. However, starting left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) did not participate once again on Tuesday.
Below is the full injury report for both teams. The report for L.A. is an estimate, as the club had only a walk-thru.
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LOS ANGELES RAMS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
ILB Mark Barron (ankle)
OLB Dominique Easley (knee)
WR JoJo Natson (hand)
CB Marcus Peters (calf)
CB Aqib Talib (ankle)
K Greg Zuerlein (groin)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Marcus Sherels CB/PR (ribs)
Everson Griffen (knee/not injury related)
OT Riley Reiff (foot)
RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring)
S Anthony Harris (hamstring)
TE David Morgan (knee)
DT Tom Johnson (ankle)
CB Trae Waynes (ankle)
OT Rashod Hill (foot)
CB Holton Hill (ankle)
C Pat Elfein (ankle)