The 4-10 Los Angeles Rams are playing out the string on the rest of the 2022 campaign, which means star defensive tackle Aaron Donald likely won't take the field again until 2023.

Head coach Sean McVay told reporters Donald will "probably not" be cleared to return for the final three games of this season.

There was some speculation that Donald would retire after helping the Rams win the Super Bowl last season, but he and the team reworked his deal and made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history.

Yet this season hasn't gone according to plan for him or the team, which is eliminated from postseason contention.