St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick Likely Out for Season


As if they hadn’t been dealt enough crushing blows already this season, the St. Louis Rams suffered another major loss on Monday, as it was announced that their top wide receiver, Brian Quick, has a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff and will likely miss the rest of the season, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The loss of Quick is very rough for the Rams, as the third-year wideout had finally broken out and was having a career year. For a long while, Quick was on pace to be the first 1,000-yard Rams receiver since Torry Holt, and though his production had topped off a bit in recent weeks, he was still on pace for 857 yards and and six touchdowns.

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The Rams have had an extremely rough season with injuries. They’ve now lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford, left tackle Jake Long, and Quick to season-ending injuries. In addition, defensive end Chris Long has missed all but five minutes of the season with an ankle injury that currently has him on short-term injured reserve, while starting corner Trumaine Johnson has yet to play this year after suffering a knee injury in the preseason. The status of starters Janoris Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, William Hayes, Rodger Saffold, and Scott Wells are also in question at the moment due to injuries suffered over the past couple weeks.

With Quick out, it’s possible that the Rams could decide to bring back wideout Austin Pettis, who is still a free agent after being cut last week. They also have two receivers that they added to the practice squad last week, Devon Wylie and Kadron Boone, who could be candidates for promotion. The Rams will have to do a lot to make up for the production of Quick. Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens will likely get the first opportunities to take his vacated reps.