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Monday, October 17, 2011
Rams' Sam Bradford has high ankle sprain

By Tim MacMahon

IRVING, Texas – The NFC’s worst team might not have one of its best players Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.

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The St. Louis Rams announced that quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a high left ankle sprain in the loss to the Green Bay Packers. The team said Bradford would be day to day but “certainly limited” in practice this week.

The Rams (0-5) are the NFC’s lone winless team. They are ranked last in the NFL in scoring, averaging only 9.8 points per game.

Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma, hasn’t been able to build on an encouraging rookie campaign. He is completing only 52.8 percent of his passes – down from 60.0 percent last season – and ranks 32nd in the league with three touchdown passes.

The Rams acquired some help for Bradford by trading a conditional sixth-round pick to Denver for receiver Brandon Lloyd on Monday. But Bradford won’t be able to get much, if any, work with Lloyd before the Rams play the Cowboys.