IRVINE, Calif. (AP) When Darrell Henderson found out fellow Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers had torn his Achilles tendon recently, the news hit too close to home.
"I never want to see a player get hurt. And me coming off two ankle surgeries, it's just horrible. When I heard that, I immediately looked down at my ankle. It just reminds me of that," Henderson said Friday.
With Akers out for the season, it creates an opportunity for Henderson to become the featured every-down back, something coach Sean McVay believes he is more than capable of doing in his third season. In McVay's mind, it comes down to making sure Henderson is healthy enough to fill that role.