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Rams' Saffold carted off against Lions

Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold was carted off with a neck injury in the fourth quarter vs. Detroit.

DETROIT (AP) -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold has been carted off the field with a neck injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.


Saffold crumpled awkwardly after disengaging from Lions safety John Wendling on a long St. Louis pass. The Rams scored a touchdown on the play to take a 20-13 lead with 9:45 remaining.


Saffold remained down for several minutes, and some Rams players held hands and formed a prayer circle on their sideline. Saffold was eventually lifted onto the cart but did not appear to be moving much.


The 6-foot-5, 314-pound Saffold is in his third season with the Rams. He started nine games last season after starting 16 as a rookie.