Injured Rams working back to health

February, 21, 2014
Feb 21
6:45
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INDIANAPOLIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead offered some updates on the team's variety of key injured players Friday afternoon at the NFL scouting combine.

According to Fisher and Snead, quarterback Sam Bradford (knee), offensive tackle Jake Long (knee), receiver Tavon Austin (ankle) and center Scott Wells (leg) are all progressing toward a return.

Here's a quick rundown of the status of each from the coach and general manager:

Bradford and Long -- "Sometimes the human makes a difference," Snead said. "Jake's a professional and he's gonna attack this. But I'm not losing sleep over both of those injuries. We've all said that we're not gonna put an inorganic timeline on it. This date or bust. But you've got enough signs to know that these guys should be ready to go in the season. And kind of play it by ear."

Austin and Wells -- "[They're] doing well," Fisher said. "I don’t think there’s any issues now. Scott is running and Tavon, I have seen video of him working out in an indoor facility and he looked pretty good to me."

Austin's injury was the least serious on the list so it's no surprise that he's coming along well. Bradford is well into his rehab and is expected to resume throwing this spring. Wells is also pretty far along and the fact that he's running again should bode well for him.

Long is the one that is going to take some time given that he only recently had surgery to a fairly dramatic injury. The Rams have expressed optimism that Long would be ready for the regular season opener but as Snead mentioned, attempting to put a specific timetable on it right now would be a fool's errand.

Nick Wagoner

ESPN St. Louis Rams reporter

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