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Ron Bartell's injury a scare for Rams

The St. Louis Rams lack sufficient depth to incur significant injuries at just about any position.

BartellBartellThat's why the team will be hoping for the best after cornerback Ron Bartell left practice on a cart Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury.

Bartell went into training camp determined to bounce back from a 2009 season that was difficult personally and on a team level. He wasn't his best playing through a thigh injury last season.

The team used a third-round choice for cornerback Jerome Murphy. Bradley Fletcher showed promise at corner for the Rams before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He's back this summer and the Rams could need him, especially if Bartell is out for any significant period.

Bartell signed a four-year contract before the 2009 season.