L.A. Rams RB Cam Akers to miss season after he tears Achilles


Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers will miss the entire 2021 season after tearing his Achilles during an off-season workout this week.  The Rams confirmed that Akers will miss the entire season due to the injury, which was discovered after thorough medical tests and evaluations.

The 22-year-old Akers joined the Rams in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, leading the team with 625 rushing yards in 13 appearances as a rookie. He totaled 748 yards from scrimmage and three scores and started five times in 2020, and posted a season-high 171 rushing yards on 29 carries in a Week 13 win over the New England Patriots.

The Rams start the preseason with a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at 10 p.m. EDT Aug. 14 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

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