Michael Brockers Injury: High Ankle Sprain Sidelines Rams DT

St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers will have an MRI on his injured ankle on Friday. His status for Week 1 is unclear.

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Michael Brockers Injury: MRI Coming Friday

St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers will have an MRI on his right ankle on Friday. The rookie defensive tackle was wearing a walking boot after the game, and his status for the season opener in Detroit on Sunday, Sep. 9, is up in the air.

One concern with Brockers' ankle injury is that it could be a high ankle sprain. Reports on Thursday night said that it was not believed to be that serious of an injury, but the team cannot be sure until it gets the results of the MRI.

Brockers was injured on a cut block at the tail end of the first quarter. He was assisted off the field by the Rams' training staff and carted off the locker room.

The Rams were already thin at the position behind Brockers and Kendall Langford, the team's other starting defensive tackle. General manager Les Snead revealed during the broadcast of Thursday night's game that the Rams planned to seek help at the position.

The Rams selected Brockers, a redshirt sophomore out of LSU, in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 14th overall pick.

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Michael Brockers Injury: Rams Rookie DT Hurts His Ankle

St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers was helped off the field with an ankle injury late in the first quarter of his team's final preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Brockers took what looked to be a chop block on the play that injured his right ankle.

The Rams' training staff and even head coach Jeff Fisher came onto the field to check on the rookie. He was assisted off the field and onto the sidelines for further examination after the play. Brockers was listed as questionable to return to the game.

Brockers was the Rams' first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was selected 14th overall after the Rams traded down in the draft with the Dallas Cowboys for the sixth pick. He has been a starting defensive tackle since spring practices this year, and the Rams are counting on him heavily to improve a run defense that struggled in 2011.

For more on the Rams check out Turf Show Times.

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