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Rams RB Darrell Henderson injures rib cartilage, has chance to play Week 3

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson suffered a rib cartilage injury in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (27) runs for a first down in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at SoFi Stadium.  Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Monday update: Henderson injured rib cartilage on Sunday, but head coach Sean McVay believes he’ll have a chance to play in Week 3 against the Buccaneers, per Jourdan Rodrigue. As Rodrigue points out, this is an extremely painful injury. There’s a good chance we’ll see a lot more of Cony Michel in Week 3 even if Henderson is active.

Los Angeles Rams starting running back Darrell Henderson suffered a rib injury late in the third quarter and is questionable to return, per Gary Klein of the LA Times. Henderson got up off the field and walked off with the training staff, according to ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry.

After Henderson left the game, rookie running back Jake Funk came in for the next snap for the Rams. Thus far, the former Memphis running back has a team-leading 53 rushing yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. He also made an impact in the Rams’ passing game with 3 receptions (5 targets) for 29 yards.

Despite Funk coming in for a brief moment, the only other Rams running back to get a carry is Sony Michel, who has 41 yards on 7 carries. It remains to be seen how long Henderson will be out for, but Michel has shown that he can carry the workload, dating back to his time with the New England Patriots.