The St. Louis Rams will be without wide receiver and dynamic playmaker Tavon Austin when they take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Not only does this hurt the Rams’ offense, it also hurts the Rams special teams where Austin has proven to be a home run threat.
Last week against the Arizona Cardinals, Austin went down with an ankle sprain. That injury forced him out of practice and had him in a walking boot as recently as Friday.
From the Associated Press on Friday:
Rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin was in a walking boot at practice and is questionable for the St. Louis Rams’ game against the New Orleans Saints.
Austin injured his left ankle at the end of a 56-yard run that set up the Rams’ lone touchdown last week at Arizona. Fellow rookie Stedman Bailey, Austin’s teammate at West Virginia, could get increased playing time if Austin can’t go.
It is a big blow to the Rams who are trying to take on a solid and dominating Saints team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2013