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The St. Louis Rams struggled in week one as they suffered a terrible loss to the Minnesota Vikings. They are already without starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the whole season after tearing his ACL in the preseason, and now the Rams have suffered yet another blow to their season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rams’ defensive end Chris Long will miss 8-10 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.
Rams DE Chris Long is expected to miss 8-10 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2014
Long suffered the ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. He was originally listed as questionable to return to the game but he was later switched to doubtful and did not return to the game.
Long had 8.5 sacks last season and has 50.5 in six career seasons, all with the Rams. The Rams will now lean on other defensive end, Robert Quinn, as well as fellow first-round picks Michael Brockers and Aaron Donald, to pick up the slack in Long’s absence.