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Wide receiver Greg Salas #87 of the St. Louis Rams is carted off the field after an injury during the fourth quarter of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Rams 19-13.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Greg Salas #87 of the St. Louis Rams is carted off the field after an injury during the fourth quarter of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 19-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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GLENDALE, AZ (KMOX) — Not only was the 19-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals a crushing blow to a season that look to be gaining some momentum, the Rams may be without two of their most recent draft picks. Both tight end Lance Kendricks and wide receiver Greg Salas were taken off the field on carts.

The first to go down was Kendricks, the Rams’ second-round pick, is reported to have a sprained right foot meaning he could be out for a few weeks. Salas, their fourth-round pick, has a broken bone in his right leg and will probably be done for the rest of the season.

Kendricks was expected to be a key part of the Rams offense this season after having an exciting preseason catching 3 touchdowns. However, he has struggled since the first week of the season with 1.9 receptions and 25.0 yards per game plus no touchdowns. Mike Hoomanawanuii and Billy Bajema, possibly also Steve Spach, are the other tight ends on the roster.

Salas had a slow start to the season, but had come on strong lately with 12 receptions and 106 yards over the last 2 games. His best game came three weeks ago in Green Bay when he had 8 receptions for 77 yards. Since he will probably be out for the season and put on injured reserve, that could free up a roster spot for Mark Clayton, who has been on the PUP list.

Monday afternoon, Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo will confirm this information. The case with Salas seems clear, but the severity of Kendricks’ foot could be less.

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