Sean McVay expects Van Jefferson to be a full-go in Week 8
The Los Angeles Rams placed Van Jefferson on injured reserve ahead of the team’s Week 3 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, meaning that he’ll miss a minimum of four games.
With Jefferson needing more time to get 100 percent healthy, Sean McVay iterated that the Rams expect Jefferson to be a full-go after the bye week in Week 7.
“Yeah, it really boiled down to, because we’ve had so many of these injuries, there wasn’t any sort of setback. The goal for us maybe was that it would be in a couple weeks.
He had been making really good progress and that’s been in alignment, but there’s a lot of layers to whether we put a guy on IR or not, that’s not exclusive to just that person in particular,” McVay said.
“I think when you look at where the bye was going to fall for us, we had to make that decision and designation so that you don’t end up restricting his ability to return after the bye.
That really bought him an extra couple weeks. There wasn’t any setbacks, that’s consistent with what I had told you guys.
Back in training camp, Jefferson underwent a knee procedure to clean up a knee issue that bothered him at the end of last season.