The Los Angeles Rams dodged a bullet on wide receiver Robert Woods’s injury. Woods left the field on a cart during the Rams’ 24-7 loss at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 19, leading to fear that he would miss significant time.
Instead, Woods will miss a “couple of weeks” with a shoulder injury according to head coach Sean McVay via Rams insider Myles Simmons. His return date is unknown at the moment.
Woods leads the team with 47 receptions for 703 yards and four touchdowns. According to McVay, the team will attempt to make up for Woods’s production by spreading the ball around to Tavon Austin, Pharoh Cooper, Josh Reynolds and Mike Thomas. Look for the Rams to also focus on building a better connection between quarterback Jared Goff and wide receive Sammy Watkins.
Woods suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter. He left after recording 8 catches for 81 yards for a Rams offense that struggled overall against the stifling Vikings defense.
The Rams will attempt to right the ship against the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints at home this Sunday, November 26. Kickoff takes place at 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS.