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Monday, October 27, 2014

Rams Injury Update: Jake Long is out for the season with torn ACL

By on 10/27/2014 07:55:00 PM

The St. Louis Rams were concerned that left tackle Jake Long tore his ACL again after he left Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. An MRI Sunday night confirmed the team's fears.

Long did indeed tear the same ACL that he tore last year in Week 16, and will miss the rest of the season. It's another bad break for a struggling Rams team sitting at 2-5 at the bottom of the NFC West. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Long suffered the injury after being hit low by a Chiefs defender in the third quarter.

Interestingly enough, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford also suffered his second ACL tear in the same place this season. His second tear came in 307 days, while Long's was 308. Also similar to Bradford, the injury plus his contract could make Long's future in St. Louis questionable at best. Long was signed to a four year deal last season, but only the first two years of that deal had guaranteed money. That means the Rams could part with him at the end of this season without much penalty.

The Rams replaced Long in the game with rookie Greg Robinson, who moved over from left guard, but it's likely he will see more of the left tackle position in the near future.

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