Akers suffered the injury while working out and underwent testing to confirm the diagnosis, the source told Schefter.
The Rams announced Akers’ injury Tuesday morning but did not disclose an official timeline for how long he will be out.
Cam Akers sustains torn Achilles
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 20, 2021
Akers was expected to be the focal point of the Rams’ running game this season after his breakout rookie campaign, when he averaged 113.1 yards from scrimmage over the final seven games, including the postseason.
In 13 regular-season games total, Akers was the Rams’ leading rusher with 625 yards and two touchdowns on 145 carries. He also caught 11 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown.
The 5-foot-10, 217-pound Akers also had 272 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns in the Rams’ two postseason games.
Akers, 22, spent two games sidelined after suffering a rib injury in Week 2 when he awkwardly fell on the football. He also played through a high ankle sprain later in the season.