Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth, one of the league’s longest-tenured players, was carted off in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a left knee injury. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Whitworth suffered a torn MCL and damaged his PCL.
Whitworth was inadvertently hit on the leg by the Seahawks’ K.J. Wright after a sack of Jared Goff with just over a minute and a half remaining in the second quarter. He remained down before a cart took him off the field.
#Rams LT Andrew Whitworth suffered a torn MCL, source said following tests tonight. He also has damage to his PCL. The respected veteran is headed to Injured Reserve. The good news is his ACL is intact.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 16, 2020
Rams veteran OL Andrew Whitworth was carted off of the field today after a left knee injury. pic.twitter.com/FJhLVz8ZKw
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 15, 2020
The Rams would eventually rule Whitworth out for the game.
Multiple Seahawks players, including Russell Wilson and Duane Brown, came over to Whitworth to pay their respects for the 15-year veteran.
The injury was tough to watch, before getting to the cart, Russell Wilson went over to make sure Andrew Whitworth knew he had his respect. Speaks volumes. Tough moment for a beloved former Bengals OT. pic.twitter.com/Q1LsFnnZog
— Jed DeMuesy (@Local12Jed) November 15, 2020
Whitworth, who turns 39 next month, is one of the oldest non-quarterbacks or non-specialists playing in the NFL. He has played in 224 of a possible 233 games in his career and has missed only one game since 2013, a healthy scratch in 2017 when the Rams had already locked up a playoff spot.
He has been named to four Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams with the Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.
When Whitworth re-signed with the Rams, he said he wasn’t ready to retire yet.
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