Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Justin Hollins will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn pectoral muscle and is expected to land on injured reserve, head coach Sean McVay said Monday.
Hollins sustained the injury during the Rams' 34-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. In three games this season, he has notched 12 total tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.
Second-year linebacker Terrell Lewis is expected to have an increased role with Hollins sidelined, along with fourth-year pro Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, who is nearing a return from injured reserve. Okoronkwo has been on IR the past three games due to a shoulder injury.
Lewis, who has battled a nagging knee issue since the Rams drafted him last year, played a career-high 34 defensive snaps against the Buccaneers on Sunday and recorded two tackles and a quarterback hit.
"I thought he handled it well. He was feeling good," McVay said of Lewis. "Seeing his maturation and him continue to progress is a big deal because Justin Hollins had done such a great job really solidifying that spot opposite Leonard Floyd over these first few weeks, but to see Terrell do what he did was really encouraging.
"He's definitely going to be a big factor and you can look for him to play a lot more snaps moving forward."
The Rams (3-0) are set to begin division play next week against the Arizona Cardinals (3-0) at SoFi Stadium.