Los Angeles Rams veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn is not participating in the team’s mandatory minicamp this week after undergoing a minor hand procedure, the team announced Tuesday.
“When you look at it, what he’s done this offseason, the way he’s competed, it was a situation where we were able to get it addressed so that it’s going to be fixed,” Rams first-year head coach Sean McVay said, via Los Angeles’ team website. “He’s going to be fully ready to roll for camp.”
Quinn, 27, reportedly underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his thumb.
Source says Rams OLB Robert Quinn had procedure to repair a ligament in his thumb. Sean McVay said Quinn expected back for training camp
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The Rams former first-round pick is transitioning from defensive end to outside linebacker under newly appointed defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and is looking to return to his Pro Bowl form in 2017.
Quinn has been plagued by injuries the past two seasons, missing 15 games with knee, back, hip, and shoulder injuries as well as a concussion. The 6-foot-4, 264-pound pass rusher is entering his seventh season in 2017 and is expected to play a significant role in Los Angeles’ newly implemented 3-4 base defense.
Quinn has amassed 186 tackles, 54 sacks, 23 tackles for a loss, and 18 forced fumbles, and he earned first-team All-Pro honors during the 2013 season.