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) Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers missed practice recently, but that seems to be a precaution.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Tuesday that the soft-tissue injury the Akers is dealing with is “not serious.” Fowler added that the Rams “are taking precautions to keep him out of preseason practice, but that’s the extent of it.” The third-year running back missed the first 16 games of last season with a torn Achilles in the offseason. Akers struggled to make an unlikely comeback and was assigned a December 23 return from an injured reserve. Darrell Henderson Jr. and Sonny Mitchell are expected to be out of the lineup in Akers Handle running back duties in the absence of circumstances. However, Henderson is also dealing with soft tissue injuries. Rams head coach Sean McVeigh said he doesn’t want to set a recovery timeline for either running back. “[With] the soft tissue thing, it’s always a difficult thing because you don’t want to push people ,” McVeigh said Monday. “That’s where they have to do a good job of communicating with us…so the first goal of these guys is to get us to check their box and feel like they can really open up and have no limits. I don’t” Don’t know if you’re really feeling great at any point going forward, especially at running back, but we want to be smart about that. ” Akers rushed for 625 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.