Sam Bradford injury: Rams QB has torn ACL, out for the season

Sam Bradford's season is over due to a torn ACL. Now the Rams must scramble to find a viable starting quarterback.

Sam Bradford is out for the season with a torn ACL, according to a press release from the team. Bradford was forced to leave the St. Louis Rams' loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday after suffering a knee injury late in the fourth quarter. He is already scheduled to undergo surgery.

Bradford suffered the injury while falling down awkwardly in an attempt to run out of bounds. He struggled to stand after the play and had to be carted off the field. Bradford finished the day 21-for-30 passing for 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Kellen Clemons replaced him and went 2-for-4 for 19 yards.

The 3-4 Rams had to be considered longshot playoff contenders before Bradford's injury. After the injury, the team's prospects have taken another significant hit. Reports have already tied the organization to Tim Tebow. While that signing may be unlikely, there's no doubt that the Rams are exploring every option they can at quarterback.

For his career, Clemens has completed 51.8 percent of his passes at 6.0 yards per attempt, and has seven touchdown passes to 13 interceptions across eight seasons with the New York Jets and Rams.

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