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Report: Sam Bradford ‘had trouble remembering’ game after concussion


Sam Bradford reportedly suffered an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder during the third quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 20-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins. To make matters worse, he also suffered a pretty serious concussion given he reportedly cannot even remember what happened during the first half of the loss.

The injuries occurred when Bradford was sacked by Dolphins linebacker Chris McCain. He was able to walk off the field on his own and was replaced by backup Mark Sanchez.

It’s unclear how long the injury to his non-throwing shoulder will keep him out — the Eagles announced X-rays were negative —  but Bradford will now of course have to go through the NFL’s concussion protocol before he’s cleared to play.

Despite having a 4-5 record, the Eagles nevertheless are in the thick of the race for division title in the mediocre NFC East. With the 5-5 New York Giants leading the way, the Eagles find themselves in a tie for second place with the Washington Redskins.

Bradford’s ability to stay on the field has been an issue throughout his entire career — he missed 41 games during his five seasons with the St. Louis Rams. And while he got a fresh start with the Eagles, he struggled at the beginning of the season while getting acclimated to Chip Kelly’s offense. He seemed to be turning the corner, though, in recent games. He threw for 295 yards and a touchdown while completing 69.4 percent of his passes in Philadelphia’s overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys last week and was 19-for-25 for 236 yards with a touchdown before getting knocked out of Sunday’s game.

Bradford’s availability for next Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of course is uncertain at best at this point, so it’s entirely possible that the Eagles will have to rely upon Sanchez to keep the team in the hunt for the NFC East title.