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Season over: Rams' Diggs set for surgery after pectoral injury

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Na'il Diggs is out for the rest of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday that Diggs would have surgery, probably this week, and that the anticipated recovery time is five months. The 32-year-old Diggs had five tackles in Sunday's 19-6 victory at Arizona, one for a loss.

"He's just been a real strong veteran presence in there," Spagnuolo said. "Not real vocal, but I think the guys have a lot of respect for him because of where he's been, what he's done, what he's about, how he works."

David Vobora or Larry Grant could replace Diggs at strong-side linebacker. Vobora got his first start of the season against the Cardinals at weak-side linebacker, and Grant started the first seven games on the weak side.

Another linebacker, Chris Chamberlain, played most of Sunday's 19-6 win over Arizona with an injured right wrist. Spagnuolo said Chamberlain's wrist was not broken but probably would have a cast.

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