THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams linebacker Travin Howard will undergo knee surgery and will be sidelined for the season, coach Sean McVay said Tuesday. Howard suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during practice last week.
"It's really unfortunate for a guy that's put in a lot of work, put himself in position to be a huge impact player for us," McVay said.
The Rams will now turn to Kenny Young, who they acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens last October, and Troy Reeder, who started eight games last season following a season-ending injury to Bryce Hager.
"Those guys have done a nice job," McVay said, referring to Kiser, Young and Reeder. "When you add in T-Howard, those four have played really good football throughout."
Young has six career starts, all with the Ravens, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft.
A seventh-round pick in 2018, Howard played mostly on special teams last season.
The Rams open on Sept. 13th against the Dallas Cowboys at SoFi Stadium on Sunday Night Football.