Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald suffered a sprained ankle against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, according to head coach Sean McVay (through the Los Angeles Times). The All-Pro defensive tackle will meet with doctors to determine the severity of the injury, by McVay, who hopes to have more information on Wednesday. Donald’s status is unknown for the Rams’ Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Rams are already in the midst of a disastrous post-Super Bowl season, trailing 3-8 in last place in the NFC West. Losing Donald for a while would be a huge blow for a team that has already lost wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson for the next few weeks (and in Robinson’s case, the rest of the season).
This season, Donald has 49 combined tackles and five sacks.
The 31-year-old has been a model of productivity and consistency, playing in 138 of 140 regular season games in his first eight-plus years in the league. Rather, it would be new territory for the Super Bowl champion.
Donald is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time Pro Bowler and seven-time All Pro.