Star defenseman Aaron Donald has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and will not play when the Rams host the Seattle Seahawks at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, coach Sean McVay said Wednesday. The injury does not require surgery, he said.
Donald, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, was injured in last Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
McVay also said quarterback Matthew Stafford remains on concussion protocol and will not practice Wednesday. When asked about his game status for Sunday, McVay said it was “safe to say” Stafford won’t be playing.
McVay said Monday that Donald’s injury is still being investigated and that his status for Sunday’s game needs to be determined.
Donald has only missed two games in his nine-year career. After finishing a holdout, Donald sat out the Rams’ 2017 season opener. McVay rested Donald and other starters in that season’s regular season finale. He has never missed a game due to injury.
Donald, 31, joins a list of Marquee Rams players who have sustained injuries over the past month including receivers Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/story/2022-11-30/aaron-donald-wont-play-ankle-sprain-rams-seahawks Aaron Donald isn’t the only Ram who will miss Seahawks game