Adam Schefter has confirmed the news and adds that Akers ruptured his Achilles while working out and underwent testing that confirmed the injury.
Achilles injuries typically require at least six months to heal, which means his 2021 season is likely over.
The Rams currently have Darrell Henderson as their main backup to Akers, so it’s possible they could look to add running back in the coming days.
You can expect the Rams to place Akers on injured reserve at the start of the season.
Akers, 22, was a second-round pick of the Rams last year. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $6,173,035 contract that included a $2,049,480 signing bonus.
In 2020, Akers appeared in 13 games for the Rams and rushed for 625 yards on 145 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 11 receptions for 123 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.