Wed, 25 May 2022

Rams could get back OT Andrew Whitworth, S Taylor Rapp vs. Niners

Field Level Media
25 Jan 2022, 13:55 GMT+10

Left tackle Andrew Whitworth and safety Taylor Rapp likely will be back in action for the Los Angeles Rams when they host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, coach Sean McVay said Monday.

Whitworth sat out the Rams' 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional-playoff round after sustaining a knee injury in Los Angeles' wild-card victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

His replacement against the Buccaneers, Joe Noteboom, sustained a pectoral strain on the final drive, leaving his status for this week uncertain, according to McVay.

Rapp didn't appear in either of the teams' playoff games because of a concussion.

Linebacker Ernest Jones, who was designated to return from injured reserve last week but wasn't activated, could play a role this week. Jones missed the final two regular-season games and the first two playoff games with an ankle injury.

"He's definitely the guy who could potentially factor into the plans this week," McVay said.

The Rams will be looking to shake off two regular-season losses to the 49ers, 31-10 on Nov. 15 in Santa Clara, Calif., and 27-24 in overtime on Jan. 9 in Inglewood, Calif.

--Field Level Media

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