Cam Akers, the rookie second-round pick from Florida State, suffered a rib injury on the opening drive and did not return. Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson took over, but midway through the fourth quarter, Brown exited because of a finger injury and did not return, leaving Henderson as the only available back.
It was only last week that a similar story emerged saying Brown was the closer. But, things quickly change in the NFL, especially after a different kind of offseason. HC Sean McVay did not provide an update on the severity of Akers' or Brown's injuries after the game, leaving uncertainty whether the Rams will be able to return to their committee approach in Week 3 against the Bills. This week, the value of Henderson looks to be climbing.