St. Louis Rams rookie quarterback sought out Dr. James Andrews, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, before he had major shoulder surgery. James Varney, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams scrambles to pass the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 19-6.

Courtesy---James Varney/Times-Picayune

After quarterback Sam Bradford won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma, his shoulder was injured not once, not twice, but three times, a triple whammy that marred his comeback to football and made his future in the game dicey.

He has since flourished as a rookie in the NFL, justifying the St. Louis Rams' faith in making Bradford the No. 1 pick of the 2010 NFL draft and establishing himself as a virtual lock to be the league's Offensive Rookie of the Year.

How did he manage such a spectacular turnaround? Well, Bradford acknowledged Wednesday, he essentially had two of the world's greatest experts on his case: Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Drew Brees.

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