L.A. Rams outside linebacker Terrell Lewis has been placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, Rams Coach Sean McVay announced last night. 

On monday, McVay said in a press conference Lewis was dealing with a knee injury, describing it as “something we haven’t experienced before”.  On Wednesday, it was then announced Lewis was being put on the list due to undergoing surgery for a suspected infection from a previous surgery. No infection was found, however the Rams organization decided to leave Lewis on the list to recover from surgery atrophy.

Lewis will be eligible to come off the list after week three of the team’s schedule if the Rams deem him healthy enough. The former third round pick will only be absent for the Rams’ opening game against the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and Buffalo Bills if his recovery goes as planned. 

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The former Alabama Crimson Tide standout has a long history of injury recovery dating back to his days in Tuscaloosa. After missing 10 games during his 2017 sophomore season due to an elbow injury, Lewis missed the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL. In  his 2019 season Lewis made it through without injury, acquiring 31 total tackles and 6 sacks. The Rams took a chance on his limited statline, drafting him 84th overall. 

The Rams’ depth chart has Lewis listed as a third-string outside linebacker competing for playing time. it’s unclear how missing three games will set him back in competing for a contributing role in the front seven. 

The Rams host the Cowboys at 7:20 p.m. central on NBC.

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