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Rams HC Sean McVay expects Aaron Donald to play vs. Packers; no word on starting QB

The Los Angeles Rams received some positive news regarding All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, while questions remains on who will be under center this coming weekend.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning that initial X-rays on Donald's injured ribs came back negative for a break, per sources informed of the situation. Head coach Sean McVay later told reporters that he did not believe Donald's injury would "affect his game status for this week," as the Rams will play the top-seeded Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round.

As for quarterback John Wolford, he is day-to-day with a stinger, McVay said. Wolford started against the Seahawks on Saturday -- just as Donald was -- but was injured and taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons before returning to join his team after the win. Wolford's first NFL start came in Week 17 in place of an injured Jared Goff, who had surgery to repair a broken and dislocated thumb. Goff came on in relief of Wolford on Saturday.

McVay would not speculate on who will start in Green Bay, per The Athletic, stating the first factor will be the health of each QB and then they'll "go from there."

Garafolo reported earlier Sunday that Donald could have re-entered the game late if needed in the 30-20 win over Seattle on Saturday.

Donald exited the tilt early in the third quarter after slinging Russell Wilson to the ground. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year hurt his ribs rolling over Wilson and appeared to have trouble breathing on the sideline. Donald took multiple trips to the locker room. He ended the game on the sideline but didn't re-enter the match as the Rams pulled away with the win.

"This guy is an absolute machine," McVay told Garafolo of Donald. "Never bet against AD."

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