We still don't know the status of Sam Bradford and the injury to his left knee he suffered Saturday night in Cleveland. St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is scheduled to have a press conference at 5:30 p.m., but the space between has been filled with all kinds of information and non-information on the quarterback's status.
We went to bed (or woke up, depending on how you spent the evening) with Fisher's positive post-game comments.
Fisher on Bradford: "I can’t speculate but it appeared just to be a hyperextension of the same knee. He’s walking around fine."— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) August 24, 2014
On Sunday morning, there were more signs of hope when Adam Schefter tweeted this:
Initial tests on Rams QB Sam Bradford's knee did not show damage to ACL. Team "dodged a bullet." Still, more tests on knee scheduled Sunday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2014
And then Schefter tweeted this ...
Despite Rams QB Sam Bradford thinking his ACL was intact from initial testing, there is real concern that it is not and it could be torn.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2014
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network added this a little later ...
15 hours later, the #Rams and doctors are still trying to ascertain the severity of QB Sam Bradford's knee injury. Doing more tests now— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2014
Jim Thomas from the Post-Dispatch echoed what Schefter said in two tweets (seriously, can we not figure out how to tweet more succinctly):
Just back from Cleveland, as @adamschefter mentioned earlier, there is some concern at Rams Park that Bradford has more than a . . .— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 24, 2014
. . . .hyper-extended knee and that there could be ACL damage and more surgery. Fisher news conference at 5:30 p.m.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 24, 2014
So what have we learned? Not much. The news went from optimistic to ominous in less than 24 hours. HOWEVER, we're still firmly in the realm of speculation. I would caution you to hold off before assuming the worst.