QB Sam Bradford's knee surgery done

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford did not want to wait any longer to begin the long road to recovery from his second torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in as many seasons.

So Bradford, who tore the ACL for a second time in the Aug. 23 preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, decided to get the surgery done Monday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed.

"Sam Bradford also had surgery that was successful Monday," Fisher said. "He’ll be back in town here Friday and will be back with us next week. Doctors gave a good report. Sam decided over the weekend and we talked prior to the game that he wanted to go ahead and get it done and get on that comeback trail again that he knows so well.”

Bradford told reporters last week that Dr. James Andrews would be handling this surgery like he did the first one on Nov. 18 of last year. Andrews did that procedure in Pensacola, Fla.

After a little recovery, Bradford has indicated he'd like to stay around the team as he rehabs so he can offer advice and help for quarterbacks Shaun Hill, Austin Davis and Garrett Gilbert.

"I enjoy being around here," Bradford said. "Hopefully the guys and Shaun enjoy having me around. It’s going to be pretty similar to last year. I’ll be rehabbing here, sitting in on meetings, going out to practice when I can and just offering my ideas when I have them and just trying to help Shaun and just be an ear and eye for him."