Coach Sean McVeigh said Friday that Sebastian Joseph-Day, who started for three seasons, will undergo surgery for a pectoral muscle injury and will be away indefinitely.
“This is a big loss for our football team,” McVeigh said before training. “Does this mean that he will be back at any point this season, I think we will need to see after surgery. … This is a bummer for us. “
Greg Gaines is expected to kick off Sunday’s game at Joseph Day’s venue against the Houston Texans at SoFi Stadium.
Joseph Day, who served for the fourth year in a row, was injured on October 24 in the Rams’ 28-19 victory over the Detroit Lions. He did not play last Sunday in a 38-22 win over the Houston Texans.
Gaines started, did four tackles and split the bag.
Joseph Day, selected by Rutgers in 2018 in the sixth round of the draft, has started almost every game in the past three seasons. He has three of the best bags of his career. Joseph Day could become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is struggling with back stiffness, and receiver Robert Woods, who has a leg injury, will be restricted from training on Friday, McVeigh said. None of the veterans will be training this week, but McVeigh said he is not worried about their experience.
Corner-back Jalen Ramsey was not scheduled for training due to a knee problem but is expected to play on Sunday, McVeigh said. Corner-back Darius Williams, who has been banned for three games with an ankle injury, is expected to play as well.
Outside midfielder Von Miller is treating an ankle injury, a decision that can be made during the game, McVeigh said.
McVeigh said midfielder Ernest Jones was also not supposed to train due to illness, but is expected to play on Sunday.