Sam Bradford out for season after tearing ACL in left knee

staff reports Published: August 24, 2014
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The St. Louis Rams confirmed Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss the entire 2014 season.

The former OU and PC North quarterback went down following a pressure from defensive lineman Armonty Bryant, a former East Central standout, in the first quarter of the Rams' Week 3 preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. Bradford missed the final nine games of the 2013 season due to a torn ACL.

Bradford was on the ground in pain after the light hit from Bryant, but limped off the field under his own power for further examination. Rams coach Jeff Fisher expressed optimism for Bradford following Saturday's game, but confirmed in a Sunday press conference that Bradford would be lost for the season.

"Unfortunately, I can confirm that we have lost Sam for the year," Fisher said Sunday. "Sam suffered an injury to the reconstructed knee that he had done last season, a year ago. And very, disappointed for Sam. … We lost our starting quarterback, but for Sam personally it's devastating. The news was devastating."