Rams Get Terrible Tyler Higbee Injury Update After Controversial Hit

The veteran tight end suffered a brutal knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Jan 14, 2024; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph (31) breaks up a catch
Jan 14, 2024; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph (31) breaks up a catch / David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams saw their season end on Sunday night as they lost 24-23 to the Detroit Lions in the Super Wild Card weekend round. Along with the crushing defeat, the Rams also lost a key playmaker to a season-ending injury, which will affect them heading into next season.

Rams News: Veteran Tight End Tyler Higbee Suffers Torn ACL

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported early Monday morning that the Rams believe veteran tight end Tyler Higbee tore his ACL after taking a low hit from Lions safety Kerby Joseph. The NFL insider added that Higbee will get more testing to confirm the diagnosis.

The veteran pass catcher took the brutal hit in the fourth quarter, which caused quite a stir on social media and did not make Matthew Stafford happy. Higbee was able to walk off the field under his own power, but you could tell things weren’t right with how his knee bent on the hit from Joseph.

Alec Lewis of The Athletic, who covers the Vikings, pointed out on Sunday that Kerby Joseph did a similar hit to Minnesota tight end T.J. Hockenson. Hockenson ultimately suffered a torn ACL and MCL.

Higbee only had one target in Sunday night’s loss and finished the season with 47 receptions (70 targets) for 495 yards and two touchdowns. If the 31-year-old tight end misses significant time next season, the Rams could turn to rookie Davis Allen, who posted two receptions (two targets) for 28 yards.

Allen only scored one touchdown during the regular season but has the athleticism to get vertical and be a factor in the middle of the field, which should help the Rams’ offense next season.

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