Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that Saffold has a third-degree medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain and other damage to the knee, but said it was not season-ending.
"He's going to miss a number of weeks. How many weeks, I can't speculate now," Fisher said. "He's got a pretty good attitude about it. He's happy with the news that we got as a result of the MRI."
Saffold was hurt advancing a fumble in the first quarter Sunday in the Rams' 31-28 victory over the Washington Redskins. He was a surprise starter after being hospitalized with a neck strain in Detroit after the opener and listed as questionable prior to the game.
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