In what has been an unusually long time, quarterback Sam Bradford has finally had surgery on his knee. Head Coach Jeff Fisher announced today that Bradford had surgery on his knee on Monday.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Rams QB Sam Bradford had his knee surgery Monday in Pensacola, Fla. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) November 19, 2013
It's been almost a month since Bradford tore his ACL in the 4th quarter against the Carolina Panthers. Bradford was scrambling to make a play and he was injured on the sidelines, after he was pushed and landing awkwardly.
Jeff Fisher has said in interviews that the reason they were waiting was for the swelling to go down. Now that the surgery is over, Bradford can rest and begin to rehab for next season, Fisher has also stated that Bradford will be ready for the first week of the season and that the Rams won't have the type of circus that the Redskins did with Robert Griffin III earlier this year.
While Bradford is rehabbing, Kellen Clemens will continue starting for him, and the Rams young weapons like Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, and Zac Stacy will continue to get reps, to prepare for the return of Bradford and hopefully a playoff spot.