Report: Rams' Akers out for season with torn Achilles
Akers, 22, led the Rams in carries (145) and rushing yards (625) last year as a rookie and was expected to be a big part of the team's offense this season. He added two touchdowns on the ground in 2020.
Additionally, the second-round pick rushed for over 200 yards and scored twice in two playoff games.
"You just feel so bad for him because he's doing everything right. He's working hard," Rams head coach Sean McVay told ESPN's Max Kellerman.
"It's a bummer but you put your arm around him," he added. "You support him."
Akers thanked the support from McVay and other teammates on social media.
The Rams' running back depth chart features Darrell Henderson, who set career highs with 624 yards (4.5 per carry) and five rushing touchdowns in 2020.
Los Angeles doesn't have any immediate plans to sign another running back.
"We've got some young backs on our roster that I'm intrigued about seeing how they handle this opportunity," McVay said. "I don't know that the veteran route is something that we'd rule out but it's not something we're immediately looking to address right now."
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