Rams head coach Sean McVay said Thursday that Cam Akers might play in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals even if he didn’t practice. But Akers didn’t let it get that far.

The rookie running back was a limited participant on Friday. Akers suffered a sprained ankle against the Jets in Week 15 that kept him out of last week’s loss to the Seahawks.

McVay said Friday that Akers will be a game-time decision.