The St. Louis Rams are going to need every bit of help if they want to pull of an upset in San Francisco against the 49ers on Sunday, but it turns out they will be without starting strong safety Darian Stewart. The only good news is that after missing five weeks, speedy wide receiver Danario Alexander may return to the lineup and give the offense a vertical threat it has sorely lacked over the past few weeks.
Stewart, a second-year safety from the University of South Carolina, who has been dealing with concussion symptoms since the Week 12 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, revealed that he would not play on Sunday against the 49ers, saying:
It's just one of those things where you have to be safe and be smart, and I feel like it's best that I don't go this week....With those concussions, it's my first, and I know that it's something that can keep coming back from what people tell me. So I want to be smart with it.
Meanwhile, Rams' wide receiver Danario Alexander, who has 20 receptions for 306 yards and one touchdown on the season, says he is ready to return to the lineup on Sunday:
I went out there and basically practiced almost every snap. It's a good sign. I'm ready for the game.
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