St. Louis Rams center Scott Wells underwent another knee
surgery earlier this month, according to Jim Thomas of The St. Louis
Post-Dispatch. Wells’ recent arthroscopic procedure was to repair torn
cartilage in his knee.
Wells suffered the injury that prompted the surgery in his
first practice back with the Rams after returning from foot surgery in
November. The center managed to play through the pain and suit up for the team’s
final six games of the season.
The addition of Wells appeared to help St. Louis’ offensive
line, as Thomas notes the team allowed 1.5 sacks per game with him in the
lineup compared to 2.6 without.
Wells required surgery in the same knee last spring during
Rams’ practices. Following that procedure he sustained a fractured foot in the
team’s season opener against the Detroit Lions. In all, it was a frustrating
season for the former Pro Bowler:
“So, a frustrating year for me with the knee, then the foot,
then the knee. But I was able to push through the knee at the end and the
foot’s fine. I look forward to an offseason to get healthy. It’s the same knee
and it’s just years of abuse playing and it’s just kind of fouled up.”
Thomas predicts that Wells should have plenty of time to
rehab his knee in preparation of the Rams’ spring practice period which beings
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