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 The Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Connor Barwin will miss the next two games after breaking a foreman in Sunday’s 26-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints, coach Sean McVay said Monday.

Barwin underwent surgery Monday morning “that went really well,” McVay said. A plate was inserted in the forearm, McVay said.

Rookie Samson Ebukam will replace Barwin in the starting lineup, McVay said.

“He’s a player with some great explosion, he plays with good length, he’s continuing to understand the nuances of the system and what he’s being asked to do,” McVay said.

Ebukam has played all 11 games this season in a reserve role, making 15 tackles and forcing a fumble. The 6-foot, 3-inch Ebukam was chosen in the fourth round out of Eastern Washington.

Barwin is a nine-year veteran the Rams signed as a free agent in March after he played the past four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Rams will “lose a lot” without Barwin, both on the field and with his leadership, McVay said, with his election as a captain in his first year with the team “says a lot about the type of person he is.”

—City News Service

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