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Sam Bradford scheduled for ACL surgery

The Rams quarterback will go under the knife in a few weeks.

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The 2013 NFL season is over for Sam Bradford. The St. Louis Rams starting quarterback tore his ACL scrambling to the sideline on a fourth quarter play, assisted by Panthers safety Mike Mitchell. Bradford will undergo surgery to repair his torn ligament, according to the Post-Dispatch, in a few weeks.

Recovery time for a torn ACL isn't what it used to be. However, it does mean roughly nine months of recovery time, so he should be ready to go when the 2014 season starts.

Meanwhile, the Rams have to scramble to find another quarterback. Kellen Clemens is likely going to be the starter. Other options include bringing in a player from another team's practice squad. Former Jets backup Greg McElroy is on the Bengals practice squad. Former Ram Austin Davis, cut prior to the start of the season, is the most logical option considering his familiarity with the offense and the players on the team.