Sam Bradford out for the year with torn ACL

(Chuck Burton / AP)

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was lost for the rest of the season to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced today.

Bradford, who was hurt when he landed awkwardly on a fourth-quarter scramble in the Rams’ loss to Carolina, will undergo surgery in the new few weeks, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Bradford, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, completed 159 of 262 passes for 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and a 90.9 passer rating.

The injury leaves the Rams scrambling at quarterback, with only Kellen Clemens on the roster, and they’re likely to look make a roster move this week. There was an initial report Sunday night that the team had discussed Tim Tebow, but the report also indicated that the possibility is highly unlikely.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · October 21, 2013