The St. Louis Rams have to be the most inconsistent team in the entire National Football League right now.
The Rams opened the season with an overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks, before losing to a poor Washington Redskins side and a Ben Roethlisberger-less Pittsburgh Steelers.
They then managed to turn things around with a victory against the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals, to move to 2-2 on the season. The celebrations were short-lived however with the news that star linebacker Alec Ogletree suffered a serious injury.
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The outside linebacker Ogletree had to be carted off the field in the second half of the win over the Cardinals, and he could be lost for the season after injuring his ankle.
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Ogletree would need surgery to repair the damage.
Ogletree suffered the injury with 5:44 to go in the third quarter of the 24-22 win after safety T.J. McDonald accidentally rolled into the back of his leg while trying to tackle Cardinals running back Chris Johnson.
Ogletree's loss is a huge blow for the Rams' defense. He had 10 tackles, including two for loss, Sunday before the injury, and was the team's leading tackler through the first three games with 32, along with two sacks.
"It sucks. He was on a tear," linebacker James Laurinaitis summed it up. "He was on as good of a three-game start that I've seen. He was just all over the place on the field, really playing smart. You really saw his raw talent kind of come into form."
"It's going to hurt."