Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his hand, head coach Sean McVay told reporters Wednesday.
McVay also confirmed reports that tight end Tyler Higbee tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee.
Both players were injured in the Rams’ NFC wild-card loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Williams, 23, left the game in the fourth quarter after rushing for 61 yards and catching one pass for 9 yards.
On the season, Williams rushed for 1,144 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games (11 starts), earning a Pro Bowl nod. He also caught 32 passes for 206 yards and three TDs.
Higbee was hurt on a low hit by Lions safety Kerby Joseph in the second half. McVay said he didn’t have a timeline for Higbee but said he’s a candidate for the physically unable to perform list ahead of next season.
Higbee, 31, caught 47 passes for 495 yards and two touchdowns in 15 starts in his eighth season with the Rams.
McVay also said that the team remains “100 percent” committed to quarterback Matthew Stafford.
“Absolutely. Unequivocally yes.”
McVay also said that his coaching staff will remain intact unless someone leaves for another job.
“If there are changes, it will only be for better opportunities,” he said. “We’ll have the same group back.”
Defensive line coach Eric Henderson is leaving for a job at Southern Cal, and McVay said he’ll wait to replace him until defensive coordinator Raheem Morris’ situation is settled. Morris is interviewing for head coaching jobs.