(FootballStL) – The Rams will be without wide receiver Brian Quick and left tackle Jake Long for the remainder of the season after both suffered big injuries in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jeff Fisher said Long, 29, re-tore his ACL after receiving a low tackle. It is the same ACL he tore last season.
"Jake had an issue a couple of weeks ago, but I thought he had his best game [against Seattle], "But just like [Sam Bradford], Jake worked hard in the offseason to come back from the injury."
Bradford suffered a torn ACL prior to the start of the regular season. When Fisher was asked if the staff was rushing players back too quickly, the Rams head coach dismissed those accusations, indicating that he was in no way second guessing anyone's decisions.
Fisher also said rookie Greg Robinson was slated to be the Rams starting left tackle this coming Sunday against the 49ers.
"Brian Quick suffered significant damage to his shoulder," Fisher continued, as the wide-out tore his rotator cuff and dislocated his shoulder. Fisher said Quick, 25, would need to have surgery, but the procedure had not been scheduled yet. The team does expect him to make a full recovery.
Quick was one of rookie quarterback Austin Davis' favorite receivers as he lead the team with 375 receiving yards, three touchdowns and five catches for more than 20 yards.
"We're going to have to have guys step up," Fisher explained, as the Rams will have to make two active roster moves to accommodate the two injuries. Fisher said that Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens would see more targets with Quick out.
Long is in his seventh season in the NFL, and second with the Rams. Quick is in his third season with the Rams.
Fisher sends condolences to Cardinals, Taveras' family and friends
Jeff Fisher opened up Monday's press conference by addressing the untimely death of Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras. Fisher said he had been in contact with Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny to pass along condolences on behalf of the entire Rams organization. He said the Rams learned of the death after getting off the plane from Kansas City.
"Such a tragic loss," he said, "Such a promising young man and his future was unbelievable."