Rams Injury Notes - August 3
Ron Bartell (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty)
Ron Bartell (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty)
GridIronGateway.com
Posted Aug 3, 2010
Howard Balzer


The St. Louis Rams watched as one of their top defensive players, cornerback Ron Bartell, went down with an injury near the end of practice on Tuesday evening.

Bartell, who is in his sixth season out of Howard University, was carted off the field Tuesday evening after injuring his right ankle on the last play of the final team drill of the practice. He was sent for X-rays with more information expected on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old cornerback had eight interceptions in 73 games during the first five years with the Rams and is expected to start at cornerback this fall next to second-year cornerback Bradley Fletcher out of the University of Iowa.

Other injury news from Tuesday's two practice sessions...

Defensive tackle Chris Hovan practiced Tuesday morning after suffering a back injury in Monday's practice but was held out of the evening practice.

Safety Darian Stewart returned to practice after missing all the full-squad workouts since Saturday. Stewart suffered a shoulder injury near the end of the final rookie practice last Friday.

Still not practicing are tackle Jason Smith (toe), defensive end C.J. Ah You (hamstring), defensive tackle Darell Scott (hamstring), cornerback Marquis Johnson (knee) and guard Mark Lewis (ankle).



Howard Balzer is the Editor/writer for GridIronGateway Magazine. For subscription information visit GridIronGateway.com (reduced online rate of $39.95) or call 888-501-5752. You can also follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/HBalzer721



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