Rams list Pace as questionable for Sunday

Updated: September 27, 2006, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Orlando Pace made a rapid return from a concussion to the St. Louis Rams' lineup last week.

 Orlando Pace
Pace

But the seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle was extremely limited in practice due to post-concussion syndrome on Wednesday and will again be listed as questionable for this week. Coach Scott Linehan said it'll be a day-to-day proposition this week and probably for many weeks to come.

"This post-concussion syndrome is something that goes on and on and on for weeks," Linehan said. "We'll just keep an eye on it."

Linehan said Pace wasn't specific about the symptoms.

"He said his head's not quite right and he just doesn't feel quite right," Linehan said. "So we've got to be a little cautious with him as we have been."

The Rams would go with the same alignment they used after Pace was injured in Week 2 if his symptoms do not subside. Left guard Todd Steussie moved to Pace's left tackle spot and Adam Goldberg moved to left guard.

Richie Incognito moved to center from guard in Week 2 after center Andy McCollum was lost for the season with a knee injury.

Pace was hurt on an extra-point attempt in the second quarter at San Francisco when the 49ers overloaded his side and bowled him over. He landed hard on his head.

Linehan said he didn't believe it would have been beneficial to hold Pace out last week.

"He improved so much that he was cleared to go," Linehan said. "I'm not sure sitting him would have made him feel any better."

But he said the team would now consider resting Pace if symptoms keep recurring.


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