In terms of experience and proven depth, wide receiver may be the one position where the Rams can least afford a significant injury. So the news that wide receiver Donnie Avery could miss four to six weeks with a foot injury is a blow to the team's early season offensive hopes.
"The MRI showed more than we thought," coach Steve Spagnuolo said through a team spokesman after Sunday afternoon's special teams workout. "It's probably a four- to six-week injury."
Sources said that Avery has suffered a stress fracture in his left foot. Such injuries often require nothing more than time to heal. Even under the four- to six-week outlook, Avery would be sidelined the entire exhibition season at a minimum. If he's out six weeks, he could miss the first two regular season games (Seattle Sept. 13 and Washington Sept. 20).