That left knee is the same knee that Bradford tore the ACL in last October. He grabbed it as soon as he was hit and remained on the field for a while before being led to the locker room along with trainers, Bradford clearly limping his way in.
But there's some hope that Bradford didn't re-tear the ACL.
Initial tests on Rams QB Sam Bradford's knee did not show damage to ACL. Team "dodged a bullet." Still, more tests on knee scheduled Sunday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2014
When asked about Bradford's status, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he had no update but was "optimistic" that it could just be a hyperextension. Bradford is expected to undergo an MRI in the morning once the swelling subsides to verify the extent of the injury.
Jeff Fisher: "I really don't have any information for you as far as Sam [Bradford] is concerned ... We're very optimistic." #STLvsCLE— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) August 24, 2014
Asked about Schefter's report, Fisher said he didn't see Schefter at the game and then added, "Yeah, he knows everything."
Bradford had looked good in preseason action before getting hurt on Saturday and was determined that he was worth taking with the top pick in the draft back in 2009, despite suffering through a litany of injuries that dates back to his senior season at Oklahoma.
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Bradford was hit by Browns pass rusher Armonty Bryant on the play on which he injured the knee.
The Rams confirmed it was the same knee that Bradford injured a year ago, and he was ruled out for the duration of Saturday's game.
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