Late last week the Rams announce that Sam Bradford would undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL that the quarterback suffered in the week seven loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Bradford tore his ACL in the 4th quarter of the team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers while running out of bounds and being pulled down by Mike Mitchell.
The injury to Bradford was disappointing considering he was on pace for a career year and the Rams were still in the playoff hunt. Like Rams fans have heard so many times before, “maybe next year.”
The road ahead certainly won’t be easy for Bradford. Bradford will be heading into a contract year next season and if he doesn’t lead the Rams to the playoffs you have to assume that the Rams may decide to at least bring somebody in to compete with Bradford.
On top of that Bradford will have a tough recovery and rehab process ahead, but if it’s anybody who is willing and can do the work it is Bradford.
Bradford has said that he has a clean tear which could quicken the process, but it could still take up to between seven and nine months for the quarterback to come back, and then you can only hope that he comes back a better player.
2014 seems to be bright for the Rams as they have a lot of young talent and could have two top draft picks next year, but then again we said that about the 2013 season.