Sam Bradford Injury: Updates on Rams QB's Knee and Recovery
Updates from Tuesday, Nov. 19
ESPN's Nick Wagoner provides an update on Sam Bradford's recovery:
Coach Jeff Fisher said Rams QB Sam Bradford had his knee surgery Monday in Pensacola, Fla. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) November 19, 2013
From Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Head athletic trainer Reggie Scott accompanied Bradford for the surgery. "Reggie said everything went very, very well," Fisher said.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 19, 2013
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jim Thomas has the latest:
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was scheduled to undergo knee surgery Tuesday, but that surgery has been pushed back to an undetermined date in the near future.
More range of motion is needed in the knee before surgery. Pushing back the surgery date slightly isn’t an uncommon occurrence.
From the St. Louis Rams:
"He'll be back and he's our quarterback." - Fisher on Sam Bradford— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 21, 2013
From Nick Wagoner of ESPN:
Fisher said Bradford will have surgery on torn ACL in next 2-3 weeks. No other structural damage in the knee and expects full recovery.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) October 21, 2013
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Sam Bradford will undergo knee surgery and won't play again this year:
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford will undergo surgery in a few weeks for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. His season is over, according to league sources.
From Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
Source: Rams QB Sam Bradford has torn ACL.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 21, 2013
From ESPN's Chris Mortensen:
The Rams do fear Sam Bradford has a torn ACL but obviously will wait on MRI tonight to determine the specific knee injury, per sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 21, 2013
Sam Bradford left the St. Louis Rams' Week 7 matchup with the Carolina Panthers after suffering a knee injury.
NFL: Around the League provided the initial report.
Sam Bradford injured. Landed on his knees on the sideline. Kellen Clemens entering the game.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 20, 2013
According to ESPN Monday Night, the four-year veteran was carted off the field, which is generally a bad sign for an injured player.
Best wishes to Sam Bradford, who is being carted off the field.— ESPN Monday Night (@ESPNMondayNight) October 20, 2013
Rams sideline reporter Tony Softli snapped a picture of Bradford on the cart leaving the game.
Rams Sam Bradford carted off the field with 4:37 in 4th from a hit on Rams sideline. pic.twitter.com/oaUsjqJeIi— Tony Softli (@SoftliSTL) October 20, 2013
After the game, the Rams said that Bradford would undergo further evaluation to determine the extent of the injury:
Sam Bradford has a left knee injury and will be further evaluated in St. Louis tonight. #STLvsCAR— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 20, 2013
Head coach Jeff Fisher also said that Bradford was in a lot of pain after the injury:
"He was in significant pain on the sideline." - Fisher on Bradford #STLvsCAR— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 20, 2013
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Bradford will undergo an MRI and that the team is concerned about his health:
Rams QB Sam Bradford is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left knee tonight and the team is concerned.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2013
Michael Silver of NFL.com is also reporting that the injury could be a potentially devastating one:
Two Rams sources say they are bracing for bad news on Bradford's knee. "90 percent sure it's not good" one says. Knee swollen, MRI tomorrow— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) October 20, 2013
Prior to exiting, Bradford was 21-of-30 passing with 255 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The injury couldn't come at a worse time. Although the Rams were 3-3 going into Week 7, Bradford was in the midst of the best single season of his career. According to ESPN, he was projected to set career highs in yards and touchdowns while also setting a career low for interceptions. The Rams would drop to 3-4 after the Panther's 30-15 win.
If Bradford misses time, Kellen Clemens would likely handle starting duties moving forward.
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