After taking a soft hit to his recently surgically repaired left knee, Sam Bradford’s season is done before it even began.
Bradford’s leg was hit during a throw midway through the first quarter and the QB went down clutching his left knee. After a moment on the ground, Bradford walked off the field under his own power and seemed to be taken out as a precaution.
Both Bradford and Coach Jeff Fisher seemed optimistic about the injury, but an MRI early Sunday confirms that Bradford has again torn the ACL in his left knee.
As @mortreport said, test showed Rams QB Sam Bradford has a torn ACL and is out for the season. Brutal hit for a rising young team.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 24, 2014
With Bradford out for the season, the Rams will look to veteran backup Shaun Hill to lead the team and will likely look for Austin Davis to step into the backup role.
Bradford’s future with the Rams is unclear at this moment, but he has just one year remaining on his rookie contract and may be affordable to the Rams if they choose to resign him.