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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Rams lose Harvey Dahl to MCL injury

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced Wednesday that starting right guard Harvey Dahl is going to be out for a bit with a medial collateral ligament injury in his left knee.

Fisher had said Tuesday that Dahl was having some additional tests done on the knee after he left Monday night's game against Seattle and did not return.

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“The big thing with the report we got back from the doctor was that Harvey’s going to miss some time," Fisher said. "[I] don’t know, a couple weeks, perhaps, with an MCL.”

Shelley Smith replaced Dahl against the Seahawks, and will step in for Dahl while he's out. Smith has started six games in his career, including two in place of Dahl after he suffered a season-ending arm injury in 2012. So far this season, Smith has spent time alternating with guard Chris Williams on the left side.

On a short week with little recovery time, the Rams had a lengthy injury report Wednesday, though only Dahl's appears to be anything too serious.

“We have some guys that did not practice today that’ll probably practice tomorrow," Fisher said. "Some may not practice until Friday."

Here's the full rundown:

Did not participate: OT Jake Long (knee), RB Zac Stacy (foot), Dahl, RB Daryl Richardson (foot), C Scott Wells (thigh), WR Austin Pettis (thigh)

Limited: QB Kellen Clemens (right shoulder), S Darian Stewart (foot)

Full participation:  RB Benny Cunningham (ankle)

Of note for the Tennessee Titans, safety Michael Griffin (quadriceps) and tackle David Stewart (shoulder) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.