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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — An individual with data of the harm says Los Angeles Rams receiver Robert Woods tore a knee ligament throughout apply Friday.

The NFL individual spoke with The Associated Press on situation of anonymity Saturday as a result of the Rams hadn’t but introduced the main blow to their league-leading passing recreation.

The harm occurred the identical day Odell Beckham Jr. reported to the Rams’ coaching advanced and signed his contract. Beckham may be part of apply Saturday on his first full day with the Rams (7-2).

As a receiver, a blocker and an occasional jet-sweep runner, Woods is a crucial part of the Rams’ offense alongside NFL receiving chief Cooper Kupp and fellow starter Van Jefferson. Woods is second on the roster with 45 catches for 556 yards and 4 touchdowns whereas additionally dashing eight occasions for 46 yards and one other TD.

Woods did not understand he had severely injured his knee, and he completed apply Friday earlier than a post-workout examination revealed the ACL tear. Woods has been a mannequin of sturdiness in his nine-year NFL profession, by no means lacking greater than three video games in a season because of harm.

Woods started his profession in Buffalo earlier than the Southern California product returned to his hometown with the Rams in 2017. Early final season, Woods agreed to a four-year, $65 million contract extension that begins in 2022.

In 4 1/2 seasons with the Rams, Woods has 367 catches for 4,626 yards and 23 touchdowns whereas additionally dashing for 485 yards and 5 scores.

The Rams signed Beckham this week as a result of they have been already skinny at receiver. DeSean Jackson demanded to depart Los Angeles after being dissatisfied in his lack of enjoying time, and rookies Tutu Atwell and Jacob Harris are already out for the season with knee accidents.

Los Angeles leads the NFL in passing offense with new quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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