Rams quarterback Sam Bradford went down in the first quarter of the Rams preseason game against the Browns last night with a left knee injury. Bradford was playing in his second game since returning from a season-ending ACL tear of the same knee last year. Initially it was believed that Bradford's injury was not that serious; one league source told Adam Schefter that initial tests did not show any damage and that the Rams "dodged a bullet." Jeff Fisher was cautiously optimistic as well, noting he was walking around the locker room after the game. According to Chris Mortensen, an MRI today revealed that it was in fact a tear.
Armonty Bryant sort of rolled up on Bradford on the play, but it was pretty light. Earlier in the same drive, Browns linebacker Paul Kruger also hit Bradford in the knee, again, not viciously, but certainly made contact with the same knee.
Fisher is expected to confirm the news at a press conference this evening at 5:00 p.m. CT.
Sam Bradford out for season [ESPN]