Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree suffered a right ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the Cardinals and will require surgery. As a result, he could miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. The best-case scenario for Ogletree, it seems, would be a late-season return.
“The doctors still have some discussions, and we still have to do MRIs and things like that,” said head coach Jeff Fisher. “There’s potential right now for [him to go on injured reserve with the] designation for return, but we’ll have to see.”
If the Rams slap the designated label on Ogletree, he’ll be eligible to return eight weeks after he undergoes surgery.
Prior to his injury, Ogletree had 10 tackles against Arizona and an impressive 42 for the season. The 24-year-old, whom the Rams selected in the first round of the 2013 draft, entered the NFL with back-to-back 100-tackle seasons. Whether he returns later this season or not at all, his loss will be a significant one for the 2-2 Rams.