There was a lot of speculation over what the injury was when Sam Bradford left the field clutching his shoulder during the second half of the Eagles narrow loss to the Dolphins, but after a few hours for the storm to settle..some more details have been released.
We reported after Bradford underwent X-Rays that the injury could well be an AC Joint sprain and that’s exactly what Ian Rapoport reported just moments ago.
#Eagles QB Sam Bradford has an AC joint sprain in his non-throwing shoulder, source said (as @LesBowen reported). Unclear how much time out
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2015
Sources suggest AC Joint sprain for Sam Bradford, unconfirmed as of right now, expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the game
— Philly Sports Network (@PhiladelphiaSN) November 15, 2015
OK, hearing now Grade II AC joint for Bradford. Nonthrowing shoulder, so might not be out long, depending on concussion.
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) November 15, 2015
Bradford has reportedly suffered an AC Joint injury in his NON throwing arm, which is probably a blessing in disguise. Whilst the expected return date and official status is unknown, a timeline of 3-6 weeks would be a suitable guide when looking at the history of the injury (including his own back in 2009) and judging by the fact he also picked up a concussion. Again, as Les tweeted there is no official timeframe and because it’s the non throwing arm he could return much sooner..but as an estimate, this is fair.
AC joint sprain return is a pain & function issue.
No long term concerns.#SamBradford could play next week with treatment/medication.
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) November 15, 2015
The above tweet is from former Pro Football Doctor David J. Chao. Now if Bradford IS able to play this Sunday, and is having to miss practice or throw on Sunday with a non throwing arm at 80-85%, should get blindsided then obviously the risk of re-injury is going to escalate and do much more damage, further alluding to a timeline of potentially 3-6 weeks. As mentioned this is all speculation FOR NOW and will be treated as such, when official news is released from the team then we can report on it instantly.
Stay tuned on this website for the latest news on the injury.
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