The St. Louis Rams have lost guard Rodger Scaffold for the rest of the season. He’s expected to undergo season-ending surgery for a right shoulder injury.
Scaffold, who was the team’s second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, was the most experienced player on the Rams offensive line. At the time of his injury, the team had two rookies on the line.
He also have a surgery on his shoulder last year. However, that surgery was on his left shoulder compared to his right shoulder this time around.
Jeff Fisher, the team’s head coach, said that after a second opinion, the surgery was necessary. This news comes during the team’s bye week.
Scaffold is not the player, who will have surgery recently. Tight End Lance Kendricks had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his finger.
Kendrick’s will be able to return to the Rams lineup this season, while Scaffold will be looking forward to next season.
The 27-year-old Scaffold played in five games this season. He has also played in 68 games overall in his career, including 65 starts.
Scaffold, who is under contract through the 2018 season, has went on season-ending injured reserve twice. Besides this season, he went on IR for a torn pectoral muscle on Nov. 19th, 2011.
With back-to-back shoulder surgeries, Scaffold may have some limitations going into next season.