(FootballStL) – Sam Bradford began the St. Louis Rams opening drive Saturday night with three big throws, but he didn’t finish the first series of the game after he received a hit and grabbed for his surgically repaired knee.
The only updated provided by the Rams is that Bradford would not play for the rest of the night with a knee injury. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported initial tests showed no damage in Bradford's knee, but more test were needed.
Initial tests on Rams QB Sam Bradford's knee did not show damage to ACL. Team "dodged a bullet." Still, more tests on knee scheduled Sunday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2014
Jeff Fisher also commented, saying he didn't have an update on Bradford after the game.
Jeff Fisher: "I really don't have any information for you as far as Sam [Bradford] is concerned ... We're very optimistic." #STLvsCLE— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) August 24, 2014
Bradford marched the Rams down the field despite two big penalties that cost the Rams major yardage, even hitting Kenny Britt on third down and 25 yards.
But on the next play, Bradford miss Jared Cook and was hit by Cleveland Brown’s Amonty Bryant and grabbed at his knee. Trainers came out to attend to Bradford, but he was able to leave the field and head to the locker room on his own.
Bryant beat Jake Long to get to Bradford, which capped a rough opening series for the left tackle in his first preseason action. Long committed two penalties on the drive, an illegal use of hands and a false start, for 15 yards total.
Roger Saffold and Kendall Langford also appeared to have suffered injuries to their ankles, but Langford did return to the field.
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