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Sam Bradford has surgery to repair torn ACL

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The St. Louis Rams lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the rest of the season on Oct. 20 due to a torn ACL suffered against the Carolina Panthers.

It took nearly a month but Bradford finally had surgery to repair his injured knee on Tuesday.

According to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com, Dr. James Andrews performed the reconstructive surgery on Bradford’s knee in Pensacola, Fla. The surgery was delayed for a few weeks in order to let swelling in the knee subside before the operation.

Rams trainer Reggie Scott was in attendance for the operation as well.

“[Scott] said everything went very, very well,” head coach Jeff Fisher said. “It’s a very, very healthy knee considering the circumstances and so they were pleased.”

Bradford was had thrown for 1,687 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games before the injury ended his season.

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12 Responses to “Sam Bradford has surgery to repair torn ACL”
  1. jhaegs says: Nov 20, 2013 12:20 AM

    He was on his way to a decent season- and didn’t do too bad for my fantasy team. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

  2. coltzfan166 says: Nov 20, 2013 12:22 AM

    ACL surgeries are delayed because they do it when all the swelling has gone down and leads to faster recovery.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 20, 2013 12:39 AM

    “It’s a very, very, healthy knee considering the circumstances…”. Those being the fact that it has no cartiledge or ligaments left in it.

  4. jhorton83 says: Nov 20, 2013 12:53 AM

    His stats always seem to look better than how he actually played for some reason.

  5. laurinaitis4mvp55 says: Nov 20, 2013 1:04 AM

    Recover quickly Sam, can’t wait to see you back on the field next season!

  6. tdubdizzle says: Nov 20, 2013 2:18 AM

    Jeff Fischer has never won anything.Why is he still relevant?

  7. NYTolstoy says: Nov 20, 2013 2:43 AM

    I know the rams have lost a lot of hope for the guy but his numbers before the injury were pretty good. maybe not as good as they had hope but still pretty damn good

  8. therealraider says: Nov 20, 2013 3:26 AM

    I started thinking he was a bust .. those numbers if doubled aren’t bad .. maybe he was starting to come around.

  9. fin72 says: Nov 20, 2013 6:20 AM

    “[Scott] said everything went very, very well,” head coach Jeff Fisher said. “It’s a very, very healthy knee considering the circumstances and so they were pleased.”
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    You sure they weren’t “very, very pleased”?

  10. jjb0811 says: Nov 20, 2013 7:26 AM

    He’s nothing more than a B/U QB but since Fisher hooked his name to him, he’ll get resigned this offseason and Fisher will continue to waste the all those draft picks they got from the ‘Skins. After next year’s mediocre record, then MAYBE the media might see Fisher as being (quoting Jim Brown) ordinary.

  11. schmitty2 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:20 AM

    jjb0811 says:Nov 20, 2013 7:26 AM

    He’s nothing more than a B/U QB but since Fisher hooked his name to him, he’ll get resigned this offseason and Fisher will continue to waste the all those draft picks they got from the ‘Skins. After next year’s mediocre record, then MAYBE the media might see Fisher as being (quoting Jim Brown) ordinary.

    Gee, where do I start with this? Bradford was on pace to throw for over 3800 yards and 30 td’s. Those are NOT back-up qb stats. As far as “wasting” draft picks.last year they flip-flopped first round and traded down further and landed Michael Brockers who happens to be one of the best young DT’s in the league. This year with the Skin’s pick they drafted LB Alec Ogletree who has played incredibly well and looks to be a future pro bowler. As far as Fisher being mediocre try if you can to remember his boss was Bud Adams who absolutly refused to spend money on top free agents. Fisher was left to work with generally mediocre talent (Steve Mcnair and Eddie George withstanding). Try and think next time before you decide to just toss out things without merit.

  12. turfrage says: Nov 21, 2013 1:57 PM

    Sam was having his best year yet. Finally getting some help around him and consistency. Get well soon!
    Cudos to schmitty2. Anyone who calls Fisher mediocre doesn’t know football. He is one of the most respected coaches among his PEERS and players WANT to play for him. Those people who do actually know him are the ones to listen to. Lots of coaches haven’t won a SB but are great coaches in the league.

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