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Aaron Donald questionable for Week 6 vs. Panthers

We break down the news that Aaron Donald has a foot injury. What it means for Week 6 and beyond.

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) tackles and forces Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (10) to fumble the ball during the second quarter at SoFi Stadium. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Donald is listed as questionable, but McVay believes he will be able to play through his foot injury.

Thursday update: Donald was a DNP for a second straight day, but head coach Sean McVay told the media he didn’t think Donald’s status would be in question for Sunday.

The Los Angeles Rams are dealing with a host of bumps and bruises as they prepare for their Week 6 matchup with the Carolina Panthers. The team returned to practice on Wednesday, and Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp, and Tyler Higbee were among a group of players that were listed as DNPs.

Donald was added to the list with a foot injury he picked up on Sunday against the Cowboys. Before practice, head coach Sean McVay told the media the group of players sitting out were dealing with “some different things from the game”. McVay said he did not expect the injuries to affect their availability for Sunday.

Fantasy football implications

There’s no reason to think Donald will not play. The further into the season we move, the more injuries pile up. It makes sense the Rams would play it safe in practice. We should see Donald in practice at some point this week and he’ll play on Sunday barring an unexpected setback. The Rams defense will remain a stout unit worth starting. It will also make life miserable for the Panthers offensive players.