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Rams' Robert Quinn, T.J. McDonald Recovering From Season-Ending Surgeries

St. Louis Rams' defensive players Robert Quinn and T.J. McDonald have already had their season-ending surgeries, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday that defensive end Robert Quinn and strong safety T.J. McDonald had surgeries for the issues that have sidelined them for the remainder of the season. 

Fisher announced earlier this month, before the Rams hosted the Detroit Lions, that Quinn (back) and McDonald (shoulder) would need surgery. Now, they are on the road to recovery. 

“They’re doing well,” Fisher told reporters. “Rob had immediate relief, which was great, which we expected. T.J.’s shoulder was not in good shape to say the least, but he’s got a new shoulder.”

Quinn, a two-time Pro Bowler, played in eight games and finished with 19 tackles, five sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, eight quarterback hits and three forced fumbles. He had been inactive in four of five games when Fisher announced he was done for the year.

McDonald ranked third on the team with 80 tackles while playing in 11 of the first 12 games and dealing with more than just the shoulder issue. He also added three passes defensed, one sack and one forced fumble. 

“T.J. has been through a lot when you talk about the offseason injury and then the foot injury and everything, the shoulder and everything,” Fisher said. “So, he’s been through a lot. He should be good to go. From a timing standpoint, we needed to do it, just so we could get him in the offseason program. He’ll be good to go.”

The good news is both players should be ready to go by the time the Rams start up their offseason program. 

"Both of them will be fine early in the offseason,” Fisher said.

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