Los Angeles Rams defensive end A’Shawn Robinson will miss the remainder of the 2022 NFL season with a torn meniscus. Head coach Sean McVay sHelp. Robinson sustained the injury during the team’s Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints and will therefore undergo surgery. The former Alabama defenseman is in his third season with the Rams, with whom he won a Super Bowl in 2021, and started in all 10 games this year before going under.
Robinson came to the NFL in 2016 as a second-round pick from Alabama from the Detroit Lions. He played his first four seasons of his pro career in Detroit before signing with Los Angeles after the 2019 campaign. Robinson recorded six tackles, including a sack, during the Rams’ Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals last February.
In three seasons in Alabama before turning pro, Robinson registered 133 total tackles and won two SEC championships in 2014 and 2015 with the Crimson Tide. In the latter of those seasons, Alabama won the national championship, fourth of the Nick Saban era.
Robinson signed with Alabama as a 5-star prospect from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas in the Class of 2013 en route to immediate play time on Crimson Tide. He ranked No. 26 overall prospect in the 2013 cycle regardless of position, as he preferred Alabama to other offerings including Texas, USC and Florida State.
Robinson is the latest injury damage for the Rams in a bad year for the reigning Super Bowl champion. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Cooper Kupp are among the other notable Rams players to suffer injuries of varying degrees this year as Los Angeles sits 3-7 and bottom in the NFC West rankings after losing to New Orleans . The Rams are looking to end a four-game losing streak with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
With Stafford on concussion protocol and ruled out for the Week 12 matchup against former Virginia star Kansas City Bryce Perkins Replays are expected in the first team, according to Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. This sets Perkins up for his first NFL career start with the Rams.
Perkins, who was undrafted in 2020, is in his third season with the Rams despite not seeing the field in his first two years. He made his NFL debut earlier this season, attempting 11 passes and completing six for 61 yards. He has also carried the ball 43 yards eight times.
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Perkins was ranked as a three-star contender and the No. 25 dual-threat quarterback by Chandler, Ariz., in the Class of 2015. He signed with Arizona State, wore his freshman year as a redshirt in 2015, and then missed the entire 2016 season with a broken neck.
Kevin Flaherty contributed to this report.