St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford could be out for the rest of the season. The Rams lost to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon but the biggest loss could be their starting QB.
Bradford injured his left knee and an x-ray suggests that the injury could be “bad” according to team officials.
Following news of the upcoming MRI Rams coach Jeff Fisher said, “I don’t have any information on Sam right now. We’ve done X-rays, we’ll do an MRI tonight after we land.”
Bradford suffered the injury as he scrambled toward the sideline during a second-down play with 5:27 left in regulation. Bradford was nearly mowed down by Carolina safety Mike Mitchell as he stepped out of bounds. Instead Sam Bradford landed awkwardly on the knee as he fell to the ground.
While he spoke with his starting quarterback after the game Fisher said he didn’t want to make any guesses as to the QB’s health.
“I’m not going to deal with hypotheticals right now until I find out what really is going on with him. It makes no sense to rush to a conclusion until we know. We’ll get a medical and then we’ll go from there. He was in significant pain on the sideline.”
As he left the locker room Bradford was on crutches and his leg was surrounded by a black ankle-to-thigh brace. Fisher says all of his quarterbacks are required to wear a brace on the left knee anytime they are wearing pads.
Before the injury Sam Bradford was 21 of 30 for 255 yards with a touchdown and an interception. After he left the game backup QB Kellen Clemens went 2 of 3 for 19 yards.
If Bradford is out the St. Louis Rams will be stuck with Clemens, the only other QB on their roster or practice squad. Realizing the gravity of the situation Clemens told reporters: “I think we’re all talking about ‘ifs’ right now. Obviously, if called upon this week after a week of practice and an opportunity to work with the guys, we’ll be ready to go.”
Do you think the St. Louis Rams can win games with Kellen Clemens in the leading role instead of Sam Bradford?