Isaiah Pead Injury: Updates on Rams RB's Knee and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2014

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Updates from Sunday, Sept. 7

Myles Simmons of StLouisRams.com confirmed Isaiah Pead is active for the Rams:

 

Updates from Sunday, Aug. 17

Jeff Fisher confirmed that Isaiah Pead has been lost for the season (via the Rams)

Original Text

Isaiah Pead was hoping to finally show what he can do in his third season, but a knee injury in the preseason might prevent this from happening.

According to ESPN's Chris Sprow, the St. Louis Rams running back went down on a non-contact injury:

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com provides more details:

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo has more:

The injury came on a kick return as the third-year player was hoping to prove he has some value on special teams.

After being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft, Pead has had a hard time even getting onto the field for St. Louis. In two years, he has totaled just 17 rushing attempts for 75 yards. He has been slightly more productive in the passing game, but even that includes just 94 receiving yards.

While it made sense for him to struggle to get carries with Steven Jackson on the roster during his rookie year, he failed to take advantage when the veteran left in free agency before the 2013 season. In that time, the running back was passed on the depth chart by Zac Stacy, Daryl Richardson and Benjamin Cunningham.

With the Rams spending a third-round pick in the 2014 draft on Heisman finalist Tre Mason, it appears Pead's days in St. Louis are numbered.

This latest injury will only make things more difficult as he attempts to get his career on track.

 

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