Quarterback Sam Bradford will soon have some company in the trainer’s room at Rams Park. Offensive tackle Jake Long underwent surgery recently to repair a knee injury he suffered in the Rams’ second-to-last game of the regular season — the team’s 23-13 home victory over Tampa Bay on Dec. 22.
On the Rams’ third offensive play of that game, Long’s right knee buckled while pass-blocking and tests later revealed that Long had a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as well as a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL).

MCL injuries heal on their own and don’t require surgery, but that meant surgery on Long’s ACL was delayed until the MCL healed. At the time of the injury, coach Jeff Fisher estimated that it could be four to six weeks before surgery because of the MCL injury. It turned out to be on the quicker end of that timetable — about four weeks — which should help Long’s efforts to be ready in time for the start of the regular season.

Bradford has been doing regular rehab work following his Nov. 18 surgery to repair a torn ACL, and has recently begun running on a treadmill.

Another Rams offensive line veteran, guard Harvey Dahl, is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery in the next few days, according to a source close to Dahl. It doesn’t appear to be anything serious — just a cleanup procedure.