Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sam Bradford Denies He'll Need Surgery

Quarterback Sam Bradford #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after a 35-45 loss against the Texas Longhorns during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (October 11, 2008 - Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America)
Sam Bradford: ankle injury ‘a non-issue,' no surgery necessary: St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford says speculation he might need offseason ankle surgery is off-base.

“That would be news to me,” Bradford said Thursday night after practice. “To be honest, I’m tired of talking about the ankle.

“Until it causes me to miss reps or miss time, it’s a non-issue.”

Bradford missed six games with a high left ankle sprain last season, aggravating the injury a few times after being hurt in mid-October and sitting out the final three games. He brought up the injury after the team scrimmaged earlier this month when asked generically how he felt physically, volunteering the ankle would need to be managed.

“It’s close,” Bradford said on Aug. 4. “I think it’s as good as it’s going to feel. It’s something we’re managing right now.”

Bradford added then that it had been a “little bit frustrating that it’s somewhat there still” and that rest and rehab hadn’t been quite enough. (AP/Washington Post)
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