Rams LT Long trying to stay patient as he heals


ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long has sat around longer than he's wanted. He's going to have to wait a little more before he gets to play in a football game.

Long had surgery in January to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered against Tampa Bay on Dec. 22. Though he's been participating in all preseason practices, he won't see any playing time Friday when the Rams host the New Orleans Saints in the teams' preseason opener.

Long isn't certain if he'll see any action before St. Louis begins its regular season Sept. 7 against Minnesota.

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