I thought I’d be done writing IR updates for the Rams this week but we’re just learning that OT Jason Smith will finally be placed on injured reserve. According to my count Smith makes it 13 Rams players on the current list.
Smith drilled his head into the thigh of a Cowboys defender trying to recover the ball four weeks ago. He was taken off on a cart with what was believed to be a head/neck strain. It was later confirmed to be yet another concussion for this second year player. His rookie season was also cut short from an untimely concussion.
Rams have claimed OL Bryan Mattison on waivers from Ravens.
This is another tough break for the Rams offensive line and for Jason Smith himself. People can call him a bust but now it’s all about his health. Suffering from concussion symptoms four weeks since the injury does not bode well for his future in football. At this point you have to wonder if he’s suffered permanent brain damage. Although I really hope this isn’t the case.
Sometimes you have to decide whether this game is worth the sacrifice. If Jason Smith were my son I would convince him to retire. I truly hope he gets better soon. God speed your recovery, Jason.