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Jeff Fisher confirms Jake Long tore ACL, MCL on Sunday


When left tackle Jake Long was carted off with a knee injury on Sunday, the fear was that he tore his ACL.

Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that injury on Monday, adding that Long also tore his MCL during the victory over the Buccaneers. Long will wait four to six weeks before having surgery and will spend the offseason rehabbing in hopes of a full recovery in time for the 2014 season.

“I would have confidence in him coming back. He’s an exceptional athlete and takes care of himself,” Fisher said.

The Rams will likely have to take a slightly different approach to the offseason in regard to tackle with Long coming off such a serious injury. Rodger Saffold will move back to his old spot on the left side of the line for Week 17 before heading into free agency, although the fact that Saffold has played 16 games just once in his career may not make him their top choice.

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15 Responses to “Jeff Fisher confirms Jake Long tore ACL, MCL on Sunday”
  1. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 23, 2013 6:30 PM

    SUCKS! Late season knee injuries are double bad. Good player. Get well soon.

  2. lostsok says: Dec 23, 2013 6:57 PM

    I hated seeing Long leave Miami, but this is why Ireland was right to to sink double-digit millions into Jake. If not for durability, he could have been a hall-of-famer. And a great guy, too, by all accounts. His loss in the locker room was likely a big reason the Incognito fiasco happened.

    A shame all around…

  3. chris6523 says: Dec 23, 2013 6:57 PM

    Forgot that Jake Long is with the Rams now. I saw the headline “Rams Long Tears ACL” and I thought it was Chris Long.

  4. arwiv says: Dec 23, 2013 7:27 PM

    Thanks to the RG3 trade, this wont be a problem. Say hello to Jake Mathews…..and then another stud player about 12 picks later. There are many teams, despite long getting injured, that would LOVE to be in their position right now.

  5. FinFan68 says: Dec 23, 2013 7:43 PM

    Loved Jake long when he was with the Dolphins. With his injury history, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out he was a juicer.

  6. seatownballers says: Dec 23, 2013 7:56 PM

    This is seriously gonna be interesting. Both starting left tackles are out for hawks and rams

  7. stephenolszewski says: Dec 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    So many ligament injuries and we are worried about head injuries…

  8. ravenswhat says: Dec 23, 2013 8:13 PM

    They can literally take 2 great tackles in the draft this year. They don’t need much else.

  9. docboss says: Dec 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    Franchise Saffold, move down in the draft, take Lewan and Dix. Still need a LB, CB and QB. Done.

  10. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 23, 2013 9:07 PM

    Loved Jake long when he was with the Dolphins. With his injury history, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out he was a juicer.

    This is the NFL. I would be surprised if a player wasn’t juicing.

  11. annes22 says: Dec 23, 2013 11:08 PM

    Jake should never have left the dolphins, but he was
    hurt every year. Last year he was hurt more than he played.

  12. beachsidejames says: Dec 23, 2013 11:38 PM

    Jake started getting injured about 3 years after the Fins drafted him. Pretty short career if its over.Dolphins thought he was going to be their guy for the long haul but saw some red flags. Risky to let him go but paying him big to stay was risky too. What the Fins need with the o-line they have on paper now is a big eraser and start over. Jake on one leg could do better than anybody they have right now.

  13. yevrag3535 says: Dec 24, 2013 12:34 AM

    Get well soon.

  14. jimmyt says: Dec 24, 2013 6:55 AM

    docboss, love the attitude but for now I’ll still put my trust in Fisher/Sneed.

  15. nflgreedleague says: Dec 25, 2013 3:00 PM

    The big sticking point for the Dolphins was Guaranteed Money and now you see why they were reluctant to give Long big money guaranteed.
    Good, not great, player when he’s on the field but…

    Now where are all the Ireland haters that said he sucks for not giving this guy 20 million guaranteed?

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