Rams Center Scott Wells Placed On New Injured Reserve
St. Louis Rams center Scott Wells suffered an injury in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions that will place him on injured reserve. The new injured reserve.
NFL.com reports that Wells will need surgery after breaking the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. The surgery, in addition to rehab, will cause Wells to miss significant time, but not the entire season. Due to this, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is placing Wells on the new “marquee” injured reserve that allows an injured player to be activated again starting in Week 9.
Wells signed with the Rams this offseason after playing his first eight years with the Green Bay Packers. Luckily, this newly implemented injured reserve rule will allow the 31-year-old center to not miss his first season with his new team.
Wells doesn’t have the typical size of a starting NFL center, but has nonetheless been reliable. Center is arguably the most important position on the offensive line, mainly because they are responsible with calling out blocking schemes, while also simultaneously snapping the ball and blocking. The loss of a veteran like Wells will surely have a negative effect on the Rams offensive line, in turn affecting the running and passing games.