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Rams' Sam Bradford says injured ankle a 'non-issue'

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A report surfaced on CBS Sports this week that there was a "definite possibility" Sam Bradford would have to undergo surgery on his ankle after the season.

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"That would be news to me," Bradford said Thursday night via the Associated Press. "To be honest, I'm tired of talking about the ankle. Until it causes me to miss reps or miss time, it's a non-issue."

It's a fair point, but Bradford essentially raised the issue a few weeks ago. Jason La Canfora's report said that Bradford is battling soreness and ligaments are being stretched.

"Obviously to me it's very frustrating because I thought that by this point this year it would be a non-factor," Bradford said. "But I think the greatest thing is it hasn't caused me to miss any reps."

That's the most important part of Bradford's story: He's on the field. He's going to play in pain, but that's true of so many NFL players. Rams fans should only be concerned if Bradford starts to miss practice.

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