St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a surgery scheduled to repair his torn ACL, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Bradford was injured in the fourth quarter of the Rams 30-15 loss Cheap Real Jerseys to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, when he tried to scramble out of bounds. The former No. 1 overall pick had to be carted into the locker room and obviously did not return.
If Jacobs sits, the Giants won’t have many options at running back. With David Wilson still on the mend, the team is down to seventh-round rookie Michael Cox and the recently signed Peyton Hillis to shoulder the rushing load. Neither player has yet to record a carry this season.
Jacobs signed with the Giants in early September, and enjoyed a gradually increasing workload in the backfield thanks to injuries ahead of him. In Week 6, he led the Giants to their best rushing performance of the season, picking up 106 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries against the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, as has happened too often throughout Jacobs’ career, an injury has slowed him down just as he was gaining momentum.
The Giants’ running game ranks 31st in the NFL Cheap Raider Jerseys averaging just 67.8 yards per game. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars are worse at 63.0 yards per game.
Ryan Van Bibber of Turf Show Times lays out what this injury could mean for Bradford going forward:
This is a brutal blow to both Bradford and St. Louis, who both were making strides this season. The Rams, at 3-4, are still in the mix for a playoff spot but now without Bradford will either turn to Kellen Clemens or a free agent quarterback. Bradford was having a very solid season, throwing for 1,687 yards and 14 touchdowns against only four interceptions.
St. Louis will not have much time to regroup, with the Seattle Seahawks on deck in a Monday night affair next week.