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Rodger Saffold back on field, after neck scare in Detroit

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As frightening as it looked when Rams left tackle Rodger Saffold was carted off Sunday, it was hard to imagine a quick return.

But Saffold was back on the practice field in a limited role Wednesday.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said earlier this week they were fortunate that it was nothing more than a neck strain. Saffold was immobilized and carted off the field, and stayed overnight in a Detroit hospital.

While a return this week would seem quick, and isn’t necessarily expected, the simple fact he’s up and moving is good news.

Defensive tackles Michael Brockers (ankle) and Matt Conrath (knee) were held out of practice, along with guard Rokevious Watkins (ankle), and defensive tackle Darell Scott (knee) was limited.

Without Watkins, they’ll likely have to play newly signed Quinn Ojinnaka this week, as injuries mount along the line. Former Jets whipping boy Wayne Hunter would start at left tackle if Saffold can’t go.

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6 Responses to “Rodger Saffold back on field, after neck scare in Detroit”
  1. schmitty2 says: Sep 12, 2012 6:31 PM

    As a Rams fan I’m hoping for the best this week but I have a hunch I will wake up Monday morning cursing Orapko and Kerrigan

  2. korikill says: Sep 12, 2012 6:33 PM

    Still don’t know what happened to this guy. There he was, hanging on to the arm of John Wendling like they were playing Red Rover, and then he let go and collapsed.
    Hope he makes a full recovery.

  3. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 12, 2012 6:37 PM

    Hope he’s feeling okay Rams fans…the human turnstile is his backup.

  4. jimmylions says: Sep 12, 2012 7:27 PM

    This is awesome news. I know I’m not the only one who thought about Mike Utley when Saffold was carted off.

    This is really great news.

  5. mjkelly77 says: Sep 12, 2012 7:41 PM

    I’m a Lions fan and am glad that the man is fine.

  6. turfrage says: Sep 12, 2012 7:57 PM

    Looked bad at first. Glad for the good news. Never like to see any player go down like that.

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