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James Laurinaitis gets limited work Thursday

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a foot injury.

Laurinaitis was one of three linebackers to appear on Thursday's injury report, joined by Daren Bates (groin) and Will Herring (foot). Neither Bates nor Herring participated in Thursday's practice, with Herring actually downgraded from limited participation on Wednesday.

Defensive end William Hayes (fibula) also returned to practice, going through the entire workout after sitting out Wednesday.

Here's the full Thursday injury report:

Did not participate: WR Damian Williams (hamstring), CB Lamarcus Joyner (groin), CB Marcus Roberson (ankle), LB Daren Bates (groin), LB Will Herring (foot).

Limited participation: LB James Laurinaitis (foot), DT Alex Carrington (quadriceps).

Full participation: DE William Hayes (fibula).