THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Running back Darrell Henderson Jr. will likely be placed on injured reserve after sustaining a high ankle sprain against the 49ers that will require surgery, Rams head coach Sean McVay said Sunday. That procedure will take place after Christmas.
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey's knee injury, meanwhile, is still being evaluated. McVay said it was an LCL and that more information would be available later in the week.
Additionally, right tackle Bobby Evans (hip) should be ok, but the team will take things day to day with him over the next week, according to McVay.
McVay also said right tackle Rob Havenstein being inactive was a result of the Rams being smart and not wanting to push him.
"He's been practicing, he hasn't really been in a position where he feels like he can do the things to play at a high level," McVay said of Havenstein.
When it comes to how these injuries will impact Los Angeles' approach heading into Week 17, the Rams will use their best judgement balancing getting the win with keeping players healthy heading into the offseason.
"You want to be smart about it," McVay said. "You don't want to force guys to play that aren't in a position to be able to do that. But I think we do have a lot of good competitors. You're always pushing through some bumps and bruises at this point, but if it is something where they're going to have to have it fixed, or you're putting them at further risk for injury, we would definitely take that into consideration and we wouldn't want to expose guys for that."