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    Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    By R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer
    ST. LOUIS (AP)—St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford(notes) made all the throws during a short practice, making a fast recovery from a bruised index finger.


    A special glove designed to increase blood flow to the injury and reduce swelling may have helped get him back on the field quickly.
    “Everyone says I look like Michael Jackson,” Bradford joked Wednesday. “I’m not really sure what it does. They say it works and obviously my hand feels better, so I trust them.”




    Bradford said although there was some soreness, the finger felt “10 times better” than it did on Monday, the day after the Rams’ opening 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The original plan didn’t call for him to do any throwing before Thursday and Bradford hadn’t been that optimistic.


    “I wouldn’t have come out of the game if it wasn’t serious,” Bradford said. “I couldn’t feel it, I couldn’t move it, I really was concerned.”


    Now he’s hopeful his right hand will be 100 percent by Monday night when the Rams play at the New York Giants. For anyone watching or on the receiving end, it’s already close enough.


    “I couldn’t tell a bit,” wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker(notes) said. “He looked great to me.”


    Trainer Reggie Scott said electrodes flow through the glove, which is dampened in water to promote connectivity, and then connected to an electrical stimulation unit. Bradford has been wearing the glove, in 20-minute sessions, at Rams Park and at home.


    “It’s a neat little gadget,” Scott said. “It’s helped out wonderfully. He’s been living in it.”


    Scott said the device helped running back Steven Jackson recover from a dislocated finger last season.


    As a rookie, Bradford was among three quarterbacks who took every snap. Backup A.J. Feeley(notes) was needed for the first time in two seasons in the fourth quarter after Bradford was hurt when he struck the upraised hands of a defender after a pass.


    “He’s kind of over the hump with some things, it looks like he’s going to be OK,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “I think it would be the understatement of the year to say it’s a relief.”


    There are plenty of other concerns, though.
    Cornerback Ron Bartell(notes) was placed on injured reserve with two fractures in his neck, further thinning a position with little depth entering the season. Bartell was a second-round pick in 2005 and is the second-longest tenured Ram, and hopes to return next season.


    “It’s unfortunate for Ron,” middle linebacker James Laurinaitis(notes) said. “He’s one of the leaders on our defense, and our team.”


    Jackson, who strained his right leg early in the opening loss to the Eagles, has not been counted out for Monday night’s game at the New York Giants. Jackson was among a large group of players getting treatment during a workout that lasted just over an hour.


    “Steven’s about the same,” Spagnuolo said. “We’ll see where we are at the end of the week.”


    Wide receiver Danny Amendola(notes) wore a brace on his left elbow after dislocating the elbow Sunday and could be out several weeks, although Spagnuolo said he didn’t believe surgery would be needed. Backup defensive end C.J. Ah You(notes) will undergo wrist surgery.
    All of the injuries prompted a flurry of moves. Safety Tim Atchison(notes) was elevated from the practice squad to the roster and running back Quinn Porter(notes), recently released by the Cleveland Browns, was signed.


    Center Drew Miller(notes) was released, safety Jonathan Nelson(notes) was released from the practice squad, and quarterback Tom Brandstater(notes) and offensive tackle Tim Barnes(notes) were signed to the practice squad. Brandstater also might get some work at wide receiver with the scout team.


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    Re: Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    Quote Originally Posted by Rampingitup View Post
    Trainer Reggie Scott said electrodes flow through the glove, which is dampened in water to promote connectivity, and then connected to an electrical stimulation unit. Bradford has been wearing the glove, in 20-minute sessions, at Rams Park and at home.
    Hope there are further advances in stem cell research where it can make new cartilage for DX's knees before something really bad happens to him.

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    Re: Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    I wonder where you can buy one of these gloves. I told my girlfriend about it & she wants one for Christmas.....

    Get your mind out of the gutter,people; she's always hurting her finger by poking me in the ribs when I snore. At least that's her story.

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    Re: Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    Well I read the whole article about Bradford's finger and this is what Mathias Kiwanuka said :

    "Although he threw "barehanded" Wednesday, Bradford isn't sure if he'll wear any kind of protection on or around the finger Monday. One thing's for sure, the Giants are aware of Bradford's injury. According to The Associated Press, Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka told New York reporters not to be surprised if the Giants somehow hit Bradford's bruised finger during the game.

    "It is cutthroat, from top to bottom," Kiwanuka said. "There is a line between playing tough and playing dirty. You just don't cross the line."

    Basically the Giants will be gunning for Bradfords injured finger...lets use this as motivation.

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    Re: Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    Kiwanuku's comment makes me angry inside....hopefully it makes the line hella mad too. I mean come on guys, we gotta learn to pass black sometime...might as well be against the rush happy Gonera-men D right!

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    Re: Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFanCK View Post
    Kiwanuku's comment makes me angry inside....hopefully it makes the line hella mad too. I mean come on guys, we gotta learn to pass black sometime...might as well be against the rush happy Gonera-men D right!
    Seriously. We all know stuff like that goes on but it's not likely to have pleased Coughlin that Kiwanuka yapped about it.

    I hope Mathias either doesn't want kids or has enough; I think Dr Harvey might be going for the in-game vasectomy.
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    Re: Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    According to The Associated Press, Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka told New York reporters not to be surprised if the Giants somehow hit Bradford's bruised finger during the game.
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    I hope Mathias either doesn't want kids or has enough; I think Dr Harvey might be going for the in-game vasectomy.
    Yep, this is where having Harvey Dahl pays off. If any Giants player purposely tries to go after Bradfords finger in an overt way, look for Dahl to become an enforcer and make them think twice.

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    Re: Bradford good to go for Monday night game

    Looking forward to Bradford, Dahl, and karma to making Kiwi eat those words.

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