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St. Louis Rams Lose Quarterback Marc Bulger to Injury

18/8/2009
There was some bad news from the medical team at St. Louis Rams this week after Marc Bulger was sidelined for two weeks following an injury during practice on Monday evening.

Bulger, the first choice QB for the Rams, broke his pinkie finger on his throwing hand during a training session at the start of the week. The break came about in bizarre circumstances as Bulger and his team mates worked through a center exchange. The Rams medical team have decided Bulger won’t wear a cast during the recuperation period.

"We'll see where we are after that," said Steve Spagnuol, head coach for the Rams. "He won't do very much for two weeks, just to be on the safe side."

The injury does allow Kyle Boller to step up to the plate. Signed on a free from Baltimore Ravens, Boller begun eight games last season, with nine touchdowns and ten interceptions to pair his 61.1 percent for completion of passes – below his career passer rating of 71.9.

"It'll be an opportunity for me to get out there with the ones," Boller said. "That's what they brought me in here for, in case something like this happens."

Bulger’s absence will further strain the Rams' passing game, which has suffered from top receiver Donnie Avery sidelined into the regular season after breaking a bone in his left foot. Brooks Foster and Tim Carter are also out, although with minor injuries, which the pair of receivers picked up during the Rams’ exhibition opener against the New York Jets.
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