Having rested all but two of their starters, the Rams avoided serious injuries to all their front-line players on Thursday night. But there are two key depth pieces still undergoing evaluation.
On a conference call Friday evening, head coach Sean McVay told reporters that wide receiver Josh Reynolds (ankle) and cornerback Kevin Peterson (knee) sustained injuries in the matchup with Baltimore.
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"Josh Reynolds had his ankle that we're waiting to figure out a little bit, whether that's a sprain and how long that will keep him out," McVay said. "And then Kevin Peterson kind of tweaked his knee and we're waiting on the final results from that, as far as when he was coming on a nickel pressure early in the game."
Safety Blake Countess and defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks were shown on Thursday's telecast being tended to by trainers, but McVay said both should be fine going forward.
Given the heavy nature of injuries throughout the league, McVay did not entirely rule out sitting key starters for the entirety of the preseason. But McVay emphasized his appreciation for the value the teams get from the live competition in preseason games.
One wrinkle in Los Angeles' decision-making process is that the club will play Oakland next Saturday and in Week 1 of the regular season on Sept. 10.
"We talk about taking things a day at a time, and those are things that inevitably you just kind of have a better feel as you accumulate some experience. And certainly some injuries — or hopefully if we avoid them — then you're able to have those conversations," McVay said. "But I wouldn't go that far [to rule some starters out for the entire preseason] yet. But there's definitely going to be some good dialogue between our coaching staff with regards to how we want to handle, really, this next week, if you will, before leading into that Saturday game. Also, in particular, because that's the team that we open with, and that adds another layer to it as well."