According to Ian Rapoport, an MRI confirmed Higbee tore his ACL in Sunday’s loss to the Lions, which is what the Rams initially feared. The injury occurred in the second half when Higbee was attempting to catch a high pass and he was hit in the knee by Lions safety Kerby Joseph.
As Rapoport noted, Joseph wrote on social media that he never intends to hurt anyone or “harm their career,” but his hit on Higbee will make for a difficult offseason for the veteran tight end.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2024
Higbee did not have a catch in the playoff game against Detroit but he hauled in 47 receptions for 495 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season.
The Rams signed Higbee to an extension in September, keeping him under contract through the 2025 season.