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Budda Baker taken off the field with a stretcher, has movement and feeling in all extremities

Mike Florio and Chris Simms look ahead to Super Wild Card Weekend’s MNF matchup between the Cardinals and the Rams to explain why the Rams offensive line will be a key factor.

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.