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SANTA CLARA – St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the season with his second ACL tear in two seasons.
Bradford sustained the left knee injury Saturday night against the Cleveland Browns. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said on Sunday that an MRI examination revealed the extent of Bradford's season-ending injury.
Former 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill is in line to take over as the Rams starter. Hill, 34, started 16 games over four seasons with the 49ers. In 2008, Hill started eight games, completed 62.8 percent of his passes. He threw 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions that season with the 49ers.
During a four-game stretch from Oct. 5, the 49ers are scheduled to face their former quarterbacks in three of those games.
Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs visit Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 5. The next week, the 49ers travel to play the Rams on Monday Night Football. After a game against Denver and a bye week, the 49ers have their return game against the Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 2.