Budda Baker out of hospital, cleared to return to Arizona

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Cardinals safety Budda Baker spent Monday night in a Los Angeles hospital after being injured in the team’s loss to the Rams, but he sent a positive update on his condition on Tuesday morning and another came later in the day.

The Cardinals announced that Baker has been released from the hospital after continued evaluation and testing led to him being cleared to return home. The team shared a picture of Baker en route to Arizona.

Baker was injured after a collision with Rams running back Cam Akers led to his head slamming into the ground. He was secured to a backboard before being transported off the field and to the hospital.

The Cardinals said Baker was diagnosed with a concussion and it’s good to see that he’s continuing to recover well.

21 responses to “Budda Baker out of hospital, cleared to return to Arizona

  1. Cam Akers lowered his helmet to initiate contact. Of course it wasn’t flagged because this is the new world order of NFL officiating

  2. “Cam Akers lowered his helmet to initiate contact. Of course it wasn’t flagged because this is the new world order of NFL officiating”

    They both lowered their helmets.

  3. Glad Budda is feeling better. Also glad he has the off-season to let his brain heal up. He is one heck of a player.

  4. It wasn’t flagged because it wasn’t a foul by rule. He lowered his head as an active runner to run the ball forward. That’s the objective of the game. You can’t make everything a penalty.

  5. theimmaculatedeception says:
    January 18, 2022 at 1:57 pm
    Cam Akers lowered his helmet to initiate contact.

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    As does every RB on just about every play

  6. It’s never good when a person gets injured. Glad to hear he’s out of the hospital. Wishing him a complete and speedy recovery.

  7. First meeting between these teams next year will get ugly. Akers and #99 should have been tossed from that game.

  8. Should have been offsetting personal fouls during the play and a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the offense after the play ( to be enforced )!

  9. ZOOTd says:
    Ok with Cam Akers running physical. Not ok with the taunt by him.
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    The refs seemed to let things go a little more because it was a playoff game. Akers had just been given a little love tap as he was trying to get up. When he did his hand gesture, he didn’t know Baker had a concussion. The game had become nasty. Cardinals were expressing their frustration. The Rams were responding in kind. After Baker got hurt both teams cooled down.

  10. theimmaculatedeception says:
    January 18, 2022 at 1:57 pm
    Cam Akers lowered his helmet to initiate contact. Of course it wasn’t flagged because this is the new world order of NFL officiating
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    1st: Cam Akers wasn’t running toward Baker to initiate contact.
    2nd: They both lowered their heads
    3rd: I’m sure you blame the officials for every loss

  11. Cam shot back after the other DB slapped his helmet, which wasn’t flagged. Cards fans about as pouty as their team last night.

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