Rams’ QB Sam Bradford Tears ACL is Out for Season
What a blow to the St. Louis Rams as once again, they lose their starting quarterback, Sam Bradford will who tore his ACL during last night’s win over the Cleveland Browns.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 24, 2014
It is reported by Ian Repoport, NFL Media Insider that tests performed today on Bradford confirmed that he suffered a tear to the sam ACL that he tore last year. St. Louis’ head coach, Jeff Fisher later confirmed these reports at a press conference.
Initially, the Rams had thought Bradford’s knee injury just to be a hyperextension, however, tests have confirmed that the team’s former No.1 pick will sit the season out. This surely doesn’t bode well for the young quarterback’s future with the franchise after missing nine games in 2013 for the same injury.
The team will now rely upon Shaun Hill, who hasn’t started since he covered for an injured Matthew Stafford for 10 games in 2010. Hill was 3-7 over that stretch, posting 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and throwing for only 16 passes since that period.
It is worth mentioning that the Rams picked Hill over Mark Sanchez during this past free agency. Let’s hope that decision doesn’t come to bite them.
For now, running back Zac Stacy sees a boost in fantasy stock as the Rams will surely play an even heavier ground game.
The major fantasy fallout from the Bradford injury is clearly on Zac Stacy, who will find himself as the focal point of defensive schemes.
— Paul Charchian (@PaulCharchian) August 24, 2014