Rams lose Quick, Saffold to injuries against Chiefs

Guard Rodger Saffold (right) congratulates tight end Lance Kendricks, who had scored a touchdown, before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The St. Louis Rams lost wide receiver Brian Quick and right guard Rodger Saffold to injuries just two plays apart early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.

Quick hurt his shoulder while getting tackled near the Kansas City sideline on the first play of the Rams’ drive, and Saffold hurt his shoulder while blocking for running back Zac Stacy.

Both of the players were questionable to return.

The Rams were already playing with a depleted defensive backfield. Starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins and backup Trumaine Johnson were inactive with knee injuries.