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Rams tight end Temarrick Hemingway to undergo surgery for broken fibula

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Rams tight end Temarrick Hemingway (84) leaves on a cart after an injury during an exhibition game against the Chargers on Aug. 26.
(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Rams tight end Temarrick Hemingway suffered a broken fibula Saturday during a preseason loss to the Chargers and will have surgery this week, coach Sean McVay said Sunday.

Hemingway, a second-year pro, could be sidelined eight to 10 weeks or three to four months, depending on what doctors see during surgery, McVay said.

The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Hemingway had made huge strides since last season. The sixth-round draft pick from South Carolina State said during training camp that his rookie season was a lesson in acclimation.

In McVay’s tight end-centric offense, Hemingway found a role along with fellow second-year pro Tyler Higbee and rookie Gerald Everett.

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“He’s one of those players, seen a lot of encouraging things,” McVay said. “He did a lot of really good things on the line of scrimmage, especially in the run game, so that’s a big loss for us.”

Hemingway tweeted: “I appreciate all of the support from you all! Just know that you are all appreciated!”

Veteran Cory Harkey is expected to fill Hemingway’s role.

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Undrafted rookie tight ends Travis Wilson and Johnny Mundt will have opportunities in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers.

gary.klein@latimes.com

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