Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn admitted himself to a hospital Monday for tests for a non-football related illness, the team announced.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said during his regularly scheduled 5 p.m. news conference that he had spoken with Quinn “several hours ago” and his wife Christina and “he’s feeling much better.”
“He kept saying to me over and over, `Coach, I just want to get back, get my body right and get on the practice field as fast as I can,”‘ Fisher said.
Quinn was continuing to undergo tests “and things look encouraging,” Fisher said.
Fisher said Quinn sat behind him on the bus ride from the airport to the team’s headquarters in Agoura Hills and shared “some thoughts on the game and watching some plays on the game with him.”
“Something happened between the time we got back last night and this morning, but we’re very encouraged,” Fisher said.
Fisher said it was “highly unlikely” Quinn’s hospitalization was related to the benign brain tumor he underwent surgery for as a high school senior in 2007.
Quinn missed the Oct. 9 game against the Buffalo Bills and Oct. 16 game against the Detroit Lions because of a shoulder injury.
Quinn returned in a reserve role for the Oct. 23 game against the New York Giants, then started each of the next two games, including Sunday’s 9-6 victory over the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Quinn played in 50 of the Rams 60 defensive plays and three of their 24 special teams plays Sunday, making one tackle, one quarterback hit and two passes defensed.
Quinn performed a celebratory dance after linebacker Alec Ogletree intercepted a pass by Bryce Petty with less than two minutes to play to seal the victory that ended a four-game losing streak.
—City News Service