Posted November 25, 2011 on AP on Fox
Injuries have taken their toll on the offensive line of the St. Louis Rams, who have lost both starting tackles and a backup to injuries. St. Louis placed right tackle Jason Smith on the injured reserve list Friday. Smith sustained a concussion and a neck injury Oct. 23 against Dallas. He is the 13th Rams player now on the IR list. Smith did some work on the bike Monday, but had to shut it down. ''We just thought it was the right thing to do now and here's the reason why. When you really look at it, he's getting close but he's not there,'' coach Steve Spagnuolo said after practice. ''He hasn't done anything for a month. The concern got to be if we waited another week or two weeks, and try to get him ready to go, are we doing the right thing for the player in that you don't do anything for five weeks and then you rush him out there? ''We're trying to be smart about it. He'll fight through this thing like he did a couple of years ago and we'll get him back and he'll be ready to ro...
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