Rams DE Robert Quinn says dehydration sent him to hospital
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn says he was dehydrated when he spent a night in the hospital this week.
Quinn returned to practice Friday with the Rams (4-5). The veteran pass-rusher hasn't decided whether he'll try to play against the Miami Dolphins (5-4) on Sunday.
"Hopefully, I can get out there Sunday and be somewhat productive," Quinn said. "But if not, the guys have got to rally up and keep it going. I'm going to control what I can control and not lose sleep over it."
Quinn sounded fairly nonchalant when recalling his trip to the hospital Monday morning, shortly after the Rams returned to California from a road victory over the New York Jets.
Quinn said he has never experienced similar problems with dehydration. He said his doctors only gave one instruction: "Drink more water."
"I'm going to pay a little bit more attention to my hydration habits off the field," Quinn said.
Quinn has started six of the Rams' nine games this season, contributing two sacks and two forced fumbles on the Rams' dominant defensive line.
He led the NFC with 19 sacks in 2013 and had 10 1/2 in 2014, but the sixth-year pro struggled with injuries last season, eventually having season-ending back surgery.
Quinn is backed up by Eugene Sims, who also returned to practice Friday after sitting out earlier in the week with a concussion. Sims has filled in repeatedly for Quinn due to injuries over the past two seasons.
The Rams also made a handful of roster moves Friday.
Rookie receiver Nelson Spruce was placed on injured reserve without playing in a game for the Rams, who signed the Colorado product as an undrafted free agent. A calf injury has kept him out of action since the first half of Los Angeles' first preseason game.
The Rams also promoted defensive back Blake Countess from the practice squad to the active roster and signed defensive end Lenny Jones to the practice squad.
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