Bradford has torn ACL, out for rest of season

Updated: October 21, 2013, 11:02 AM ET


By
Nick Wagoner | ESPN.com


The St. Louis Rams confirmed Monday morning that quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.

The Rams issued the statement Monday after an MRI late Sunday night revealed the damage to the knee.

Bradford suffered the injury as he scrambled toward the sideline on a second-down play with 5:27 remaining in Sunday’s 30-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Carolina safety Mike Mitchell pushed Bradford before he stepped out of bounds, and the quarterback landed awkwardly on the knee as he fell to the ground.

At the time of the injury, Bradford was on pace for his best NFL season in most major passing categories. He ends the year with 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Backup Kellen Clemens is expected to step into the starting role in Bradford’s absence, but the Rams will also need to add another quarterback to the roster this week.

The Rams have not yet placed Bradford on injured reserve, but that move is forthcoming. Coach Jeff Fisher is expected to discuss the situation at a 6 p.m. ET news conference.

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