Cardinals safety Budda Baker sustained a possible serious injury late in the third quarter of Monday’s game against the Rams.
Baker was trying to tackle running back Cam Akers on a run to the red zone. Akers lowered his shoulder as he approached Baker, and Akers and Baker collided helmet-to-helmet.
Baker was initially motionless while on the field. He was eventually placed on a backboard and taken off the field with a stretcher after several minutes.
The Cardinals announced that Baker had sustained a concussion and is out. The team noted Baker had movement and feeling in all extremities as he left the field.
Los Angeles finished that drive with a Matt Gay 37-yard field goal to go up 31-8 in the fourth quarter.
UPDATE 11:05 p.m. ET: The Cardinals have provided an update to say that Baker was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. He was alert and communicative during his transport and never lost feeling or movement in his extremities, according to medical staff.