EARTH CITY, Mo. -- We've finally reached the point of the season where we no longer have to play shadow games when it comes to injuries. The start of the regular season means the start of official injury reports.
The St. Louis Rams released their first one Wednesday afternoon with no surprises on the list. In fact, the only two players not to participate were the two you would have expected if you've been paying attention: cornerback Trumaine Johnson and offensive lineman Barrett Jones. Johnson has a sprained MCL that is expected to cost him four to six weeks and Jones is coming off back surgery with no definitive timetable for return.
Here's the injury report in easier to read list format:
Did not participate: CB Trumaine Johnson (knee), OL Barrett Jones (back)
Limited participation: LT Jake Long (knee), DE William Hayes (chest), LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (shoulder), DE Eugene Sims (knee)