Rodger Saffold carted off field

Rams left tackle Rodger Saffold was carted off the Edward Jones Dome turf in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions after undergoing what appeared to be a neck injury.

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. 

Safford, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a pectoral injury in 2011, has impressed in training camp and was looked upon to protect Bradford’s blindside.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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