Rams rookie running back Kyren Williams is set to miss a chunk of time after having surgery to repair a high-ankle sprain he suffered in the season opener and the team announced on Tuesday that he’ll be going on injured reserve as he recovers.
Williams will miss at least four games as a result of going on the list and word last Friday was that he should miss 6-8 weeks. Williams was injured covering a kickoff on the only snap he played in his first NFL regular season game.
After Akers disappeared in Week 1, many thought Williams could eventually get some work out of the backfield for the Rams. That will at least be put on hold until he's back. With Akers seemingly in the doghouse, it looks like Henderson should be the team's RB1 at least for now.