Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown isn't a household name, but Sean McVay still thinks his injury a big loss for his team.

Brown underwent surgery on Monday to repair a clavicle injury that he suffered in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions. It's unclear how long he will be out, but the Rams are going to miss him as he's not just a good dependable backup, but he is also a special teams ace.

“You always want to try and be positive,” McVay said via the LA Times, “but I think losing Malcolm is a huge loss for us and depending upon how long that is. But it’s a big deal for those guys to have to step up, and they’ve got large shoes to fill, that’s for sure.”

Andrew Whitworth echoed the same thoughts as his coach, talking about how Brown always steps up to the table when called upon.

“A guy that does nothing but step in and rise to the occasion every time we need him,” Whitworth said. “He’s somebody that everybody in the locker room has an appreciation for, just the physicality he plays with and just the guy he is.”

Brown, who is a fourth-year pro, has rushed for 212 yards on 43 carries. He has also been a threat out of the backfield catching five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

The other running backs on the roster behind Todd Gurley are Justin Davis and John Kelly and they will be expected to step up in Brown's absence.