Tavon Austin Injury Updates

Rams WR Tavon Austin has missed the past 5 training-camp practices with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. Austin also missed spring workouts after undergoing wrist surgery. HC Sean McVay labeled him "day-to-day," but the missed time is not ideal for a guy trying to learn a brand new offense with a young QB. WR Pharoh Cooper has been getting 1st-team reps in Austin's absence -- alongside Robert Woods and rookie Cooper Kupp.

Rams WR Tavon Austin recently underwent surgery on his left wrist and will miss OTAs, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. We don't have any details on the injury, but Gonzalez does add that Austin is expected to be ready for training camp. As long as that's the case, the wrist issue won't be a major concern -- although missing any practice time in new HC Sean McVay's offense isn't ideal.

Rams WR Tavon Austin (?) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Browns. We’ve seen him listed with hand, hamstring and thigh injuries in different places. He put in a limited practice on Friday after missing the previous 2 days, but we’d avoid him in Week 7 fantasy lineups.

Rams WR Tavon Austin has missed the first 2 practices of the week with a hand injury.  It's especially foreboding since St. Louis is coming off a bye.  Austin doesn't seem like a great bet to play against the Browns this weekend, but we'll update his status again tomorrow.

Rams WR Tavon Austin has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.  He's expected to be out a couple weeks, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  Austin has just 3 catches for 34 yards and 5 carries for 26 yards through 2 games.  If he wasn't droppable before the injury, he certainly is now.

Rams WR Tavon Austin injured his knee in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bucs.  His leg got twisted underneath him and he hobbled off the field.  We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Austin has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

WR Kenny Britt has agree to a 1-year deal with the Rams, according to Pro Football Talk.  Rams HC Jeff Fisher, of course, drafted Britt in the 1st round back in 2009 as the coach of the Titans.  They spent 2 years together before Fisher resigned and then took over in St. Louis.  Britt has always carried loads of talent but damaged his production with injuries and repeated off-field issues.  Fisher clearly believes that Britt's worth the risk, and the Rams still need the playmaking help on offense.  The 6'3, 223-pound 25-year-old (until September) will make for a high-upside gamble in the double-digit rounds of your fantasy football draft this summer.  Any earlier than Round 10, and the risk probably outweighs the upside.  If Britt stays healthy and out of trouble, his arrival can only help QB Sam Bradford.  It could also help create room inside for 2nd-year slot man Tavon Austin.

Rams WR Tavon Austin suffered a foot or ankle injury at the end of a 56-yard run in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game.  He was able to limp off the field under his own power.  We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Austin has returned to the game.


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