Posted December 23, 2013

Rams tackle Jake Long has torn ACL and MCL

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St. Louis Rams tackle Jake Long has 89 career starts in his six-year career. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

St. Louis Rams tackle Jake Long has 89 career starts in his six-year NFL career. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday

Long suffered the knee injury and was carted off the field in first quarter of the Rams’ 23-13 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Long  started all 15 games this season after signing a four-year deal with the Rams in March. He was the first overall selection in the first round by the Miami Dolphins in the 2008 NFL Draft.

“Jake played well for us. He really shored up that side of the offensive line and gave Rodger an opportunity to move over.”  Fisher said. “I would have confidence in him coming back. He’s an exceptional athlete and takes care of himself.”

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