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Jake Long had his ACL surgery

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Rams left tackle Jake Long tore his ACL and MCL in late December, forcing him to wait until the MCL healed before he could have the surgery needed to repair the other torn ligament.

It was expected to take four to six weeks for the MCL to heal enough for the operation and things progressed on the faster end of that timeframe. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Long recently had the ACL surgery and will begin the rehab process.

Long will likely do some of that rehab alongside quarterback Sam Bradford, who is recovering from his own ACL tear. Those are two pretty significant pieces of the St. Louis offense, so the pace of their rehab will have much to do with how close to full strength the Rams will be once they get to camp.

The Rams may need to address the tackle spot this offseason to cover themselves in the event that Long isn’t ready to go because Rodger Saffold is a free agent who could move on once he hits the open market.

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4 Responses to “Jake Long had his ACL surgery”
  1. FinFan68 says: Jan 23, 2014 9:48 AM

    Long is a great player but his body breaks down and he is less effective as the season goes on. 3rd straight year on IR and the year before that he was banged up enough to be a liability at the end of the year

  2. brutus9448 says: Jan 23, 2014 10:13 AM

    I guess the dolphins were right when they let Long walk. he hasn’t finished a season in 5 years. I doubt he’ll finish another one in his career.

  3. schmitty2 says: Jan 23, 2014 10:25 AM

    When Jake was healthy he was playing at an above average level. The problem is it seemed like he got banged up every other game and would have to come out for a series or 2. It was like watching Rodger Saffold all over again (Rams fans know what I mean)

  4. garyhd01 says: Jan 23, 2014 4:01 PM

    to the dolphin fan brutus to say you let him walk is totally untrue, to say you got lucky to lose in a bidding war could wind up true but you didn’t let him walk as you say you were simply outbid get your facts right!! and my guess is he is not done in the nfl by a long shot!!

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