Chris Givens: Updates on Rams WR's Toe Injury

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 28, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28:   Chris Givens #13 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates scoring the opening touchdown during the NFL International Series match between the New England Patriots and the St.Louis Rams at Wembley Stadium on October 28, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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St. Louis Rams receiver Chris Givens injured his toe in the Week 8 game against the New England Patriots.

UPDATE: Sunday, October 28 at 2:15 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

Chris Givens returned to the field, so the injury was apparently not serious enough to keep him out for too long, according the the Rams' Twitter account


Givens back in for the #Rams.

— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 28, 2012


Hopefully for the team, he is able to stay on the field for the remainder of the game. 

---End of Update---

According to the team's official Twitter account, his return his questionable.


WR Chris Givens has a toe injury. His return is questionable.

— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 28, 2012


Givens was off to a good start in Sunday's game, catching a 50-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to take an early lead in the game in London. This was only the second touchdown reception in the rookie's career.

In his last four games, the fourth-round pick has totaled 261 receiving yards and a touchdown. He has finished with at least 50 yards in each game, showing that he can be trusted as a consistent option on this young team.

The receiver was getting a bigger opportunity with teammate Danny Amendola out with a shoulder injury, but the injury might hurt his chance to take advantage of extra playing time.

St. Louis will now need bigger contributions from Brandon Gibson, Steve Smith, and second-round draft pick Brian Quick.

The good news is the team has a bye next week, so the extra time should be able to help Givens get back to the field if the injury is not serious.

Check back for more updates on the receiver's status.