Aaron Donald somehow in ‘no pain’ from torn rib cartilage: ‘I’ll be ready come Saturday’

The Los Angeles Rams were forced to finish Saturday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks without their best player on the field. Aaron Donald suffered a rib injury that took him off the field and into the locker room, though he did return to the sideline twice.

It was later reported that Donald tore rib cartilage, which is a painful injury; Cam Akers missed a pair of games with a similar injury earlier this season. Donald isn’t like most humans, though. He’s built differently.

On Wednesday, he told reporters that he has “no pain” from the injury and fully expects to play against the Packers on Saturday. The only thing that’s sore is his side, but he wasn’t interested in talking about the injury all afternoon.

Given their opponent this weekend, the high-scoring Packers, the Rams need all hands on deck. Donald is the most important player on their top-ranked defense and after the scare he gave everyone last weekend, it’s highly encouraging that he’s on track to play against Green Bay.

This season, Donald recorded 12.5 sacks and a league-high 98 pressures, dominating up front once again.