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Rams lose Quinn and McDonald for season

by Jeremy Karp

Things have gone from bad to worse for the St. Louis Rams.

Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn and safety T.J McDonald will both have surgeries on their respective injuries, and thus ending their season with four games left to play. Quinn, 25, has had one of his worst seasons in his career. Due to back injuries, he has missed four of the last five games, and has only able to muster up five sacks in eight games. He’s also only had 21 combined tackles.

Quinn also suffered from an onset of knee problems over the course of the season, limiting him further. His current contract goes until 2019, giving him a shot next year to bounce back from this year’s disappointing output.

As for McDonald, he will have shoulder surgery after playing in all but one of the St. Louis Rams games this season. The 24-year old from USC made 63 tackles in his third season, along with one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

Both are noted play-makers for the Rams defense, whom are trying to bail out a bottom-ranked offense. Currently, the Rams defense ranks 18th in total defense as well as in YPG. They are also tied for 11th in passing defense, while being 23rd in rushing defense, despite all four starting defensive lineman (prior to Quinn’s injury) being first round picks.

This week, the 4-8 St. Louis Rams, who have been on a five-game losing streak since starting 4-3, face off against the 4-8 Detroit Lions.

 

 

(Photo Credit: FoxSports)

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