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MRI coming for Sam Bradford

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Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, whose injury history raises red flags during his college career, emerged unscathed from his rookie season.

And in the first game of his second year in the league, Bradford emerged from a Week One loss to the Eagles with something that could cause him to miss some time.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported during Football Night in America that, while X-rays on an injured finger on his throwing hand were negative, coach Steve Spagnuolo is holding his breath, and saying his prayers.

Bradford has possible nerve damage.  An MRI will be performed on Monday.

After the game, Bradford told the media (via Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch), “I don’t see any way that I’m not going to be on that field [playing] next Monday,” against the Giants.

The Rams also endured injuries to running back Steven Jackson (quad) and receiver Danny Amendola (dislocated elbow).  Amendola could be out for a long time.  As to Jackson and Bradford, the Rams need them back as soon as possible, as they work their way through a tough opening portion of the 2011 schedule.

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22 Responses to “MRI coming for Sam Bradford”
  1. iknowitallandmore says: Sep 11, 2011 7:55 PM

    Note to the other 15 starting Quarterbacks on the Eagles schedule this season………… do NOT,,, i repeat DO NOT get in the way of the Philly Locomotive. It’s on destination to Indy and for your own health, please stay off the tracks.

  2. pnut87 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:59 PM

    Giants might need the win anyway. Use it as a confidence boost going into Philly and at least making a game of it.

  3. Ram says: Sep 11, 2011 8:01 PM

    Losing this game sucks to begin with, but to lose Amendola, Jackson and Bradford for any length of time……… I think I will go cry myself to sleep in the corner now. =(

  4. balzosteel says: Sep 11, 2011 8:01 PM

    I think Bradford is the real deal, I really do. But I also know that saying “I don’t see any way that I’m not going to be on that field next Monday.” whether it’s true or not, doesn’t project toughness and heart with the fans. It’s completely unfair, but if you play football in the NFL, there is a responsibility to play sometimes through excruciating amounts of pain to show character, pride and toughness to your teammates, coaches and fans. That’s just the way it is.

  5. schmitty2 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:03 PM

    Uh Bradford hit his hand on a OL helmet. Don’t annoint your team champs yet there buddy

  6. newagerocker says: Sep 11, 2011 8:12 PM

    The Rams came out hard, but lost steam halfway through the first. They need to buck up and show some heart, Amendola’s injury was bad but Bradford was just tired of being hit. Jackson going out early was a gift for The Eagles.

  7. bucsrule5 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:12 PM

    looks like they will be relying off of Carnell (Cadillac) Williams the former 1st round pick of the tampa bay buccaeers.

  8. TxGrown says: Sep 11, 2011 8:12 PM

    “Note to the other 15 starting Quarterbacks on the Eagles schedule”
    ————————————————————
    ???????????????

  9. pacificnw7722 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:12 PM

    Bradford has possible nerve damage!

    Top flight receiver Danny Amendola (dislocated elbow)

    RB Steven Jackson banged up?

    Jeez, with a very very tough schedule coming up, it really looks grim for the Rams.

  10. bearfan51 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:15 PM

    How many games did the rams win last year? 6 or 7? Somehow Philly beating a piss poor rams team is supposed to be validation that they are super bowl bound?

    It’s week one… Calm down Philly fans. It is a Looooooooong season.

  11. luckynumberlucas says: Sep 11, 2011 8:16 PM

    They now might resign Donnie Avery…

    Stupid that they cut him in the first place…

  12. fourthand20 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:17 PM

    I wish I could get an MRI for a broken finger.

  13. seattlesuperchronic says: Sep 11, 2011 8:18 PM

    As a Seahawks fan Bradford scare the bejesus out of me. Hopefully he won’t miss any games, without him the rams stink

  14. geniusfan says: Sep 11, 2011 8:20 PM

    Why is a Bears fan talking about the Eagles on a post about the Rams starting quarterback? Surely you’re excited about how well your team did today.

    Eagles fans can be excited about their team they don’t even play Chicago until much later talk to me then.

  15. iknowitallandmore says: Sep 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    TxGrown says:
    Sep 11, 2011 8:12 PM
    “Note to the other 15 starting Quarterbacks on the Eagles schedule”
    ————————————————————
    ???????????????

    DUH?????

    ????????????
    Dont understand that when a QB gets knocked out, a DIFFERENT Qb will be starting???????????

  16. bleedgreen says: Sep 11, 2011 8:26 PM

    Bearfan51:

    Its that everyone was saying how the Ram’s were on their way up and would beat the Eagles. That the Eagles were overhyped and would crash and burn. The O-Line was awful and Vick would get hit like crazy.

    Well, the only REAL concern was the LB’s, and they were merely OK. They tightened up after the half.

    Eagles fans aren’t delusional as to how good the team is, it seems more that the Eagles haters are delusional in over-estimating the team’s deficiencies.

  17. iknowitallandmore says: Sep 11, 2011 8:34 PM

    Geez,, Texas sure does grow em stupid down there.

  18. byrds71 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:28 PM

    iknowitallandmore says:Sep 11, 2011 8:34 PM

    Geez,, Texas sure does grow em stupid down there
    ——————————————————–
    Lmao, “There are only 2 things that come outta Texas, steers and queers. I do n’t see no horns boy you must be a queer!” Louis Gossett Jr. from “An Officer and a Gentleman”

  19. trbowman says: Sep 11, 2011 10:24 PM

    Should’ve kept Thad Lewis over AJ Feeley

  20. melsredmazda3 says: Sep 11, 2011 11:57 PM

    iknowitallandmore get your facts straight. it wouldn’t be 15 qbs since you play giants, redskins, and cowboys twice. it would be 12. obviously you aren’t an true eagles because you would have known that.

  21. dienavinjohnson says: Sep 12, 2011 12:42 AM

    “melsredmazda3 says: Sep 11, 2011 11:57 PM

    iknowitallandmore get your facts straight. it wouldn’t be 15 qbs since you play giants, redskins, and cowboys twice. it would be 12. obviously you aren’t an true eagles because you would have known that.”

    Maybe he feels that Romo will have his inevitable injury/benching, Rex Grossman will start playing like Rex Grossman and be benched, and Eli Manning will miss a start. I think the chances of the first 2 things happening are pretty good. But, Eli now has the longest QB consecutive start streak. So, maybe he should have said “note to the other 14 quarterbacks…”

  22. iknowitallandmore says: Sep 12, 2011 12:49 AM

    @ melsredmaz
    You freakin idiots need to go back to school.

    If a team knocks out a QB (Grossman) then Beck or whoever will start next time
    Same with Romo( Kitna or whoever) next time

    Just cause a team is in the same division doesnt mean the same QB will start the 2nd game if the original QB is put on IR for the year

    You must have been grown stupid in Texas too

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