LA Rams’ defense, one of the biggest reasons for the team’s recent good performances that saw them claim the top of NFC West, just suffered a tough blow. According to head coach Sean McVay, Rams’ leading tackler Micah Kiser is dealing with a knee injury and was placed on the Injured Reserve list.
Kiser, who has 77 tackles in 2020 to go with three pass deflections and one forced fumble, got hurt during Monday’s big win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Luckily for LA, Kiser should return in time to help his team in the playoffs. McVay said that the 25-year-old player doesn’t need surgery and will most likely be added to the team after spending three weeks in IR.
This is the second time Micah Kiser lands on IR since the Rams took him with the fifth-round pick in 2018 out of Virginia. He previously spent the entire 2019 season dealing with a chest injury that required surgery.
In Kiser’s absence, the Rams are expected to turn to 2019’s undrafted linebacker Troy Reeder. In 10 games (one start) he played this season, Reeder accumulated 3.0 sacks, 21 tackles, and three QB hits.