Aug 23, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is helped off the field after getting injury in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Bradford's Knee Injury Doesn't Appear To Be Serious

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When Sam Bradford went down on the first series against the Cleveland Browns, Rams fans everywhere held their breath and had to be thinking ‘here we go again.”

Bradford got wrapped up on a play that saw Armonty Bryant beat Jake Long off the edge. The fifth year quarterback crouched on the field in pain before limping off toward the locker room.

“I can’t speculate but it appeared just to be a hyperextension of the same knee,” Fisher said. “He’s walking around fine inside right now. That’s all I can tell you. We’ll go back and do tests tomorrow and we’re optimistic for his quick return,”

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, initial tests did not show any damage to Bradford’s ACL,  and was told by a “league source” that the Rams dodges a bullet. Bradford tore his ACL last season against the Carolina Panthers and had been working to get it back to full strength.

The Rams had even been playing it safe with Bradford taking it easy on him throughout camp and sitting him in the first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.

 

This was only Bradford’s second game back after his impressive debut last week against the Green Bay Packers in which he threw nine completions that went for 101-yards and one touchdown. Bradford looked to get going right where he left off as he completed four passes for 77-yards before leaving the field.

As of right now, the feeling is that Bradford’s injury is nothing serious, and hopefully he will be ready to go week one against the Minnesota Vikings. Obviously his status is uncertain for Thursday’s preseason finale against the Miami Dolphins.

The knee injury that we should be worried about is cornerback Trumaine Johnson‘s. Johnson suffered a knee injury in the first half leaving the field on a cart with a towel hanging over his head. The injury appeared to be pretty serious and a possible ACL tear.

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