Sam Bradford injures left knee


CLEVELAND -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford limped out of Saturday night's 33-14 preseason win against the Cleveland Browns with 8:19 to go in the first quarter after suffering a left knee injury.

A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that initial tests did not show any damage to Bradford's surgically repaired left ACL.

The source told Schefter the Rams "dodged a bullet."

Bradford will undergo an MRI no later than Sunday, a source told ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Chris Mortensen.

Bradford took what appeared to be a light hit from Cleveland defensive lineman Armonty Bryant as he threw incomplete for tight end Jared Cook. Bradford shrugged Bryant off but Bryant made contact with Bradford's left knee.

After a beat, Bradford fell to the ground in pain as Rams doctors and trainers rushed to his side. Bradford limped off the field under his own power but favoring the left leg. He went to the locker room for further examination.

A few plays earlier, Bradford escaped pressure from Cleveland linebacker Barkevious Mingo but took another hit on the knee.

Bradford was making his second start of the preseason after returning from a torn left ACL suffered against Carolina on Oct. 20, 2013, that ended his season.

Bradford went 4-of-9 for 77 yards before leaving. Veteran Shaun Hill entered to replace Bradford.

St. Louis lost two other players in the opening quarter as defensive tackle Kendall Langford and guard Rodger Saffold went out with leg injuries.

Two more Rams were injured on the same play in the second quarter. Left cornerback Trumaine Johnson and defensive tackle Michael Brockers went down, but Brockers walked off under his own power.

Johnson's injury appeared to be serious. He was taken off the field on a cart, and several teammates wished him well before he was driven away.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.