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Martz: Faulk will have knee surgery

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - More bad news for the St. Louis Rams.


Head coach Mike Martz told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday that injured running back Marshall Faulk will have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee.


Already sidelined four-to-six weeks with a fractured left hand, Faulk will not miss any additional time.


Faulk took a helmet to the hand during a running play early in the third quarter of Sunday's 24-23 loss to Seattle. Doctors discovered two broken bones, but indicated Faulk will likely not need surgery on the hand.


The 30-year-old Faulk had just 31 yards on 15 carries and caught one pass for six yards before leaving the contest. For the season, he has rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown on 42 attempts, while catching 12 passes for 66 yards.


Faulk missed two full games and parts of six others last season because of injuries. He hasn't played a full campaign since 1999, his first year with the Rams.


Lamar Gordon finished Sunday's contest at tailback and will likely start this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.








09/23 12:22:27 ET

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