Favorable news on Ron Bartell's ankle

The latest news on St. Louis Rams cornerback Ron Bartell suggests the ankle injury he suffered Tuesday night wasn't as serious as it appeared.

Bartell struggled playing through a thigh injury last season. The last thing he needs is another injury to slow him as he attempts to meet expectations after signing a four-year contract before the 2009 season.

Bartell can be a good player for the Rams, but he needs better luck with injuries.