The St Louis Rams defeated the Cleveland Browns yesterday 24-6 thanks to a brilliant defensive performance.
The NFC West side achieved four sacks and recovered four fumbles during the game, and were responsible for earning 10 points from Cleveland's first two drives due to miscues.
However, one of their main players on defense, linebacker James Laurinaitis, helped his side achieve the win despite suffering an injury to his elbow.
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Rand Getlin of NFL Network said the linebacker had hyperextended his elbow on the second series, but carried on for the rest of the game. He managed to record four tackles and four assists.
Getlin also noted that Laurinaitis is set to have an MRI scan later today but there is confidence that he will play against the San Francisco 49ers despite the injury, although it will be with a brace.
In his seventh season in the NFL, Laurinaitis hasn't missed a single game in his career to date, and it sounds like he doesn't plan to change that anytime soon.
He is one of the top performers on the Rams' defense so far this year, with 45 combined tackles, a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble. He will definitely be missed by the NFC West team if he has to spend any time on the sidelines.
The Rams have a chance of winning the NFC West division this year as they're only one win behind the Arizona Cardinals who are top. However, their best bet of achieving this would be having their best players healthy and on the field.