Posted by Will Brinson
Donnie Avery was carted off after hitting his knee on the turf while trying to make a catch during the Rams-Patriots preseason game on Thursday and we mentioned last night that reports were surfacing that Avery could be out for the year.
Turns out, the worst case news is now official -- the Rams' Twitter account announced the news via head coach Steve Spagnuolo.
"WR Donnie Avery has torn ACL, will wait a little for surgery. He's out for the season."
@OneRamsWay later tweeted that "A.J. Feeley out again this week. Spagnuolo says Bradford will start again."
They did add, though, that Bradford's time would be more limited than it was against the Patriots and that the team is "not ready to make a decision on a starting QB right now."
While Bradford's strong performance certainly helps make the potential decision to throw him into the fire easier, the loss of Avery also makes it a little bit harder (presuming, of course, that they want him to have the best available opportunity to succeed).
Provided that Bradford can play as well against the Ravens next Thursday as he did against the Rams, though, it's going to be pretty tough to keep him on the bench for what amounts to an easy opening slate for St. Louis.
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