St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford missed practice on Wednesday. Still dealing with the high ankle sprain that has plagued him since October, Bradford's status is day-to-day.He was wearing a protective boot on his ankle at practice, and his availability for Sunday's game home game against the Cincinnati Bengals looks shaky.
Bradford missed practice most of last week, getting some limited reps late in the week before making the start on Monday in Seattle. It was clear during that game that Bradford was still dealing with the injury. He struggled with putting weight on his feet, unable to plant and make his throws with authority.
Bradford said after practice that he felt like his ankle injury was feeling worse. The Rams quarterback described the effects of the injury. "It's not easy to come through and fully torque and get everything I have into it where it puts more stress on the arm. I wouldn't say it reduces arm strength, it limits your ability to put your body into throws."
Tony Softli of 101 ESPN noted that Bradford's voice and body language looked like that of a man who is extremely frustrated.
The Rams may have to consider shutting Bradford down for the season, rather than put him at further risk. Bradford will need the offseason to get refresh and work on his game after a sophomore slump. Any additional rehab would only cut into his other work.
Fred Robbins did return to practice on Wednesday on a limited basis. Chris Long, James Hall and Josh Gordy missed practice. A.J. Feeley is still out with a broken thumb, which means that if Bradford cannot play this week, Kellen Clemens will start.