John Wolford transported to hospital by ambulance for further evaluation

Wild Card Round - Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks
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Rams quarterback John Wolford left the stadium in an ambulance before halftime, via a photo from Ted Warren of the Associated Press.

Wolford walked to the stretcher before being loaded into the ambulance, Warren reports.

Wolford injured his neck on a hit to the head from the shoulder of Seahawks safety Jamal Adams with 5:19 remaining in the first quarter. The team has not updated his status, listing him as questionable to return.

It marks the second consecutive year Seattle has knocked a quarterback out a postseason game without a penalty being assessed. Officials threw a flag on Adams’ hit before picking it up.

Last year, then-Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz late in the first quarter of the Eagles’ 17-9 loss concussed Wentz. Clowney was not fined for the hit.

Wolford finished 3-of-6 for 29 yards.

He started for Jared Goff, who had thumb surgery Dec. 28. Goff came into the game and is 4-of-10 for 98 yards.

The Rams lead 20-10 at halftime.

Los Angeles does not have a third quarterback active for Saturday’s game. Punter Johnny Hekker is the emergency quarterback.

UPDATE 6:28 P.M. ET: The Rams confirm Wolford was taken to the hospital to undergo further evaluation for “precautionary measures.”

31 responses to “John Wolford transported to hospital by ambulance for further evaluation

  1. Rams should have been more aggressive before the half, had enough time to try for a FG …

  2. Thank god Jamal Adams made that hit before the last piece of fabric on Wolford’s uniform made contact with the ground…..

  3. “Officials threw a flag on Adams’ hit before picking it up.”

    Yeah, and what was that about anyway. Look at how low Adams came in.

  4. I heard there evidence on a napkin that someone heard Pete Carroll saying pregame “kill the head and the body does”.

  5. A graze of the hand to the head is a flag but dropping a shoulder square into the head isn’t?

    Good job refs. Way to be on top of it.

  6. The “Quarterback is a runner, therefore he is able to be hit in the head” rule must be changed. Wolford was going into a slide and not leading with his head.

  7. When I read “no third QB active for the game” my kneejerk thought was, “that seems risky against the Seahawks…” What does that say about how dirty their team is?

  8. Wolford was diving head first for extra yardage. If he wants to be protected he has to slide feet first and the play is dead as soon as he starts the slide. Refs made the right call to pick up the flag.

  9. Quandre Diggs tried knocking the Rams RB out too he’s just too small and thin to do any real damage to a bigger guy. But he tried. Happy to see these guys lose.

  10. jtgush says:
    January 9, 2021 at 6:59 pm
    Who is calling those plays ….GOFF IS CRAP!…..this game is over…


    Maury Povich says – the lie detector test detriment that was a lie!

  11. mutantclover says:
    January 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm
    When I read “no third QB active for the game” my kneejerk thought was, “that seems risky against the Seahawks…” What does that say about how dirty their team is?
    Their third QB is Blaine Gabbert. It wouldn’t have mattered.

  12. cheeseburger says:
    January 9, 2021 at 6:55 pm
    Is Vince Ferragamo active?

    Naw… he drag racing.

  13. You are all clueless. Illegal hit all the way. Blow to the head of a defenseless player.

  14. The Seahawks are a pathetic group of the NFL’s worst. No sportsmanship in the bunch. Goodbye Stinky Pete.

  15. What is the obsession with the Seahawks? They already have an elite QB, can you at least give some calls to teams that need help?

  16. John was in the locker room after the game.
    They think it was just a stinger.

    Another guessing game on who starts.

  17. I’m pretty sure they still have Blake Bortles on the practice squad. Call me crazy, but he’s been to the AFC Championship game before. The only other remaining veteran I can think of that’s unsigned is Cody Kessler.

  18. Well, at least Russ will have more time to visit children’s hospital making sure the press is there to cover every minute of it…

  19. It is almost deja vu all over again, Seattle’s playoff opponent got their quarterback knocked out of the game, and Seattle wins an ugly game. It happened to RGIII and Carson Wentz, but this time Jared Goff changed that and preserved the victory for the Lambs.

  20. Perhaps McVay shouldn’t have tried making his smallish QB a RB? Maybe just call a hand-off next time?

  21. My wife who is a physician questioned the doc that evaluated him on the field and any neck injury he should have been put on a board. she also questioned why they kept saying the doc’s name on the field. We have never seen that before. I just told her, it is LA, probably in his contract if he comes out they have to say his name. Could you imagine how good for business that would be.

  22. stellarperformance says:
    January 9, 2021 at 6:48 pm
    I think I saw some little yellow birds circling his head.
    Kinda like Aaron Rodgers as after Barr’s hit??
    Or do you only make fun or injured players you don’t idol????

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