Despite starting 16 games this season, Rams OT Rodger Saffold suffered numerous injuries that require offseason surgery.
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St. Louis Rams starting OT Rodger Saffold will have surgery on his left shoulder in the offseason in order to return to the team at full strength.
Following a trade in the offseason to the Oakland Raiders, Saffold failed his physical with the team, sending him back to St. Louis, where the team then decided to start him at OT and Guard for 16 games. He was forced out of a couple of those games with shoulder issues but he’s set to have surgery on Wednesday to repair the problem.
“He needs to have the shoulder fixed,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said, via ESPN.com. “He’s going to. He’s excited about it, and we’re going to get it done as quickly as we can.”
Saffold is expected to be healthy in time to start work for next season, which should leave the Rams free to address other spots on the offensive line.