Chris Long having ankle surgery, IR-designated to return

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long is having ankle surgery and will be placed on injured reserve-designated to return.

Long will miss at least the next eight games.

Long got hurt against the Minnesota Vikings.

Long has recorded 50.5 sacks going back to 2008.

Long will be replaced in the lineup by William Hayes.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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