GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 06: Greg Salas #87 of the St Louis Rams is carted off the field in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Greg Salas Injury: St. Louis Rams Lose Rookie For Season

The St. Louis Rams have lost wide receiver Greg Salas for the remainder of the season due to injury.

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Greg Salas Injury Update: St. Louis Rams WR Out For Season

When St. Louis Rams wide receiver Greg Salas was carted off the field during last Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, things didn't look good. We now have some of the details, as Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo announced on Tuesday that the rookie would miss the remainder of the season.

Salas officially has a broken tibula, and the team expects to place him on the injured reserve within the next 24 hours. Here's what Spagnuolo told Nick Wagoner from the team's website:

Somebody fell on him. The guy who was tackling him got underneath. Similar, when I say similar I mean a freak thing; you know Danny’s (Amendola) way back, he puts his arm down to brace himself and his elbow goes out. I’m not so sure there was anything Greg could do about that. The guy tackled him and fell on his leg.

It's just one of those unfortunate, unpredictable injuries that happens sometimes given the nature of the sport. Salas, 23, finishes the year with 27 catches for 264 yards in 6 games. The wide receiver out of Hawaii never scored a touchdown. Salas was the Rams' fourth-round pick this year, drafted 112th overall.

For more on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times, SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog.


Greg Salas Injury: St. Louis Rams' Rookie Carted Off Grabbing Leg

The St. Louis Rams may have just lost their second slot receiver—Greg Salas left their Week 9 nailbiter against the Arizona Cardinals with an apparent leg injury after catching his seventh ball of the day from Sam Bradford. Salas, a fifth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft from Hawaii, had just emerged as an adequate replacement for Danny Amendola after an extremely slow start to the season. After holding his leg on the field Salas was carted off with an air-cast on, looking especially glum—this could be a serious injury for a Rams offense that couldn’t really take another.

With Salas gone, fourth-rounder Austin Pettis, heretofore confined to special teams, will likely take his place, while a bigger share of the offense will go to Brandon Gibson and Brandon Lloyd.

The Rams had already lost second-round pick Lance Kendricks in the first half, to another leg injury. If both injuries are serious it looks like we’ll see just how deep this maligned Rams receiver corps can be.

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