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Rams’ Jake Long carted off field with potentially serious knee injury

Eric Edholm
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St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long, the team's biggest free-agent addition this offseason, was carted off the field early in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Long injured his right knee, and the Fox broadcast team reported that the Rams fear Long suffered an ACL tear. He was carted off the field, and the initial press-box announcement was that Long was doubtful to return.

Long's knee buckled while he pass blocked, and he crumpled to the ground at the conclusion of the play.

The injury, if serious, could have major draft implications with the Rams currently in line to earn a top-five pick from the Washington Redskins.

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Jake Long (USA Today Sports Images)

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