The Los Angeles Rams offensive line was battered in Thursday’s season opener against the Buffalo Bills, allowing seven sacks. To make matters worse, Sean McVay revealed on Friday that Brian Allen will undergo knee surgery and is expected to miss two to four weeks.
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Sean McVay also says C Brian Allen is undergoing a knee “procedure” and will be out for 2-4 weeks.
Coleman Shelton will slide to center and Tremayne Anchrum Jr. will take over at right guard for Shelton.
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Allen was on the field for all 67 offensive snaps for the Rams in Thursday’s lopsided loss. It remains to be seen when the former fourth-round pick injured his knee, but it’s serious enough to sideline him for up to a month.
At a minimum, Allen will miss next week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons and a Week 3 showdown with the Arizona Cardinals.
As Allen recovers from the knee procedure, Coleman Shelton will move to center while Tremayne Anchrum will slip into right guard. Shelton played in one hundred percent offensive snaps at right guard in the season opener in his third career NFL start.
The good news is that Shelton has experience at center and Anchrum has received a ton of praise from McVay for his pre-season efforts. The bad news is that it’s not ideal for the Rams to be forced to shake up their offensive line unit just one game into the season.