(FootballStL) -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens will start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in place of an injured Sam Bradford.
Bradford has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury that has limited his practice time during the past couple of weeks. This week, Bradford was seen in a walking boot and did not practice after starting on Monday night.
Clemens, who was claimed off waivers on December 7, will start in place of Bradford on Sunday. It will be Clemens’ first start of the season.
“I feel prepared," Clemens said after Wednesday’s practice. "It's a short week, which doesn't help, but I'm going to get three practices this week instead of two so I think by Sunday afternoon I should be ready to go."
Bradford has missed four games including Sunday’s game against the Bengals this season.
Backup quarterback A.J. Feeley has also been ruled out for a second consecutive game with a fractured thumb.
Tom Brandstater will serve as Clemens backup against the Bengals.
by Scott Bierman, FootballStL