The St. Louis Rams fear Jake Long suffered a torn ACL injury during Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Long was carted off the field a few minutes after the game began with what appeared to be a right knee injury. He was able to stand up despite being hurt, but the bad news is it was a non-contact injury, which usually signifies something gave out.
FOX sideline reporter Laura Okmin says Rams coach Jeff Fisher told her they feared Long suffered a torn ACL.
#Rams Jeff Fisher telling me at halftime they fear LT Jake Long suffered an ACL injury. Further tests this afternoon
— Laura Okmin (@LauraOkmin) December 22, 2013
Long was the Rams’ big free agent signing in the offseason. He signed a four-year, $34 million deal that called for $16 million guaranteed. There is already speculation that the Rams could draft a tackle next year.