Ben Skowronek to undergo surgery on fractured forearm

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Ben Skowronek is fighting to make the Los Angeles Rams’ 53-man roster, but he suffered a major setback on Saturday night. The team announced Skowronek suffered a fractured forearm and will undergo surgery to repair the injury.

There’s no timetable for his return, but with final roster cuts about two weeks away, this doesn’t bode well for the rookie out of Notre Dame. He has to hope he proved enough in training camp because he likely won’t get a chance to show his ability in the preseason due to this injury.

The Rams drafted Skowronek in the seventh round this year, viewing him as one of the best blocking receivers in the entire draft. He wasn’t a lock to make the team as a rookie, especially given the Rams’ receiver depth, but he at least had a chance to stick around.

Trishton Jackson will probably have an edge over Skowronek in the wide receiver pecking order now, especially after catching a touchdown pass against the Chargers tonight.

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