49ers WR Marquise Goodwin taken to hospital after vicious hit by Rams DB

LOS ANGELES – Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin sustained a concussion late in the second quarter on an illegal hit from Los Angeles Rams safety Blake Countess.

After sustaining the hit to his head area, Goodwin remained on the ground until he was placed in a cart and driven to the locker room for further observation. Goodwin gave a double thumbs-up upon leaving the field. The 49ers announced just minutes later that Goodwin was out for the game with a concussion.

Goodwin was taken to a local hopsital for precautionary evaluation. He returned to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum shortly after the conclusion of the 49ers' 34-13 victory over the Rams and was in good spirits.

"Happy New Year," Goodwin told a reporter before joining his teammates on the trip back to the Bay Area.

Countess was also evaluated for a concussion, the Rams announced.

Goodwin caught two passes for 28 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo in the first quarter. He finished the season with career-highs of 58 catches for 962 yards.

Goodwin played four seasons with the Buffalo Bills. His best season was in 2016, when he caught 29 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns.

He signed a two-year, $6 million with the 49ers on the first day of free agency.

Countess was one of 17 backup players in a starting role for the Rams on Sunday. The NFC West-champion Rams open the NFC playoffs next weekend.