The St. Louis Rams have been having injury problems at the tight end position to begin the upcoming season. After missing Lance Kendricks for the majority of the preseason, the backup suffered a fractured leg.
According to Jim Thomas, beat writer on the Rams for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Harkey’s leg injury isn’t as serious as indicated earlier, which gives the tight end a realistic timetable of late September to return.
FIsher said team was relieved that TE Cory Harkey’s injury (slight fracture of leg) was less serious than feared. He could miss 3-4 weeks.
— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 26, 2013
Harkey was an undrafted tight end from UCLA last year. He only played in five games with the Rams last season, and had just one reception for 21 yards. Harkey is used more as a blocker than a threat to catch the ball downfield.
Rotoworld reports that Harkey was participating with the first-team offense, filling in for Kendricks. It’s anticipated that Kendricks will be back soon, and Harkey should be back by the end of September.