If you’re an NFL betting enthusiast that is fired up about the quickly-approaching Super Bowl LIII showdown between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, then you should know that knowing which players are injured is just as important as knowing who’s going to be on the field for the league’s championship showcase.
Whether a player is slightly banged-up or going to completely miss this year’s Super Bowl altogether, injuries could affect the very outcome of Super Bowl LIII. Let’s find out right now, which players and which injuries could affect your Super Bowl LIII bets.
Super Bowl LIII Injuries That Might Affect Your Bets
Los Angeles Rams
- Malcolm Brown – RB – Shoulder
- Cooper Kupp – WR – Knee
- Dominique Easley – DE – Knee
While you see a bunch of players that are injured for Super Bowl 53, the fact of the matter is that the Rams and Patriots are relatively healthy right now. While Los Angeles will be without rock-solid wide receiver Cooper Kupp, the Rams have adjusted to life without Kupp, who was lost to a torn ACL during the regular season.
Besides, Kupp was L.A.’s No. 3 wide receiver behind Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, a pair of gifted receivers that make plays all over the field. The Rams say that superstar running back Todd Gurley is fully healthy and that his five touches against New Orleans in the NFC Championship had nothing to do with Gurley’s health and lingering knee injury.
New England Patriots
- Jacob Hollister – TE – Hamstring
- Braxton Berrios – WR – Undisclosed
- Jeremy Hill – RB – Knee
- Isaiah Wynn – OT – Achilles
- Ja’Whaun Bentley – LB – Shoulder
- Eric Rowe – CB – Groin
- Josh Gordon – WR – Suspended
For New England, the Patriots have more players on IR than L.A., but none will be missed much in this contest, outside of the suspended Josh Gordon that is. Yes, Tom Brady and company have succeeded without the clearly gifted, but troubled Gordon, but Julian Edelman and an aging Rob Gronkowski aren’t really going to outrun anyone in L.A.’s secondary and just don’t have the speed to go over the top.
Believe it or not, there really aren’t many game-changing injuries that should worry you when it comes to Super Bowl 53.