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John Wolford transported to hospital by ambulance for further evaluation

Wild Card Round - Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 09: Quarterback John Wolford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams is escorted off the field to the after an injury during the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on January 09, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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Rams quarterback John Wolford left the stadium in an ambulance before halftime, via a photo from Ted Warren of the Associated Press.

Wolford walked to the stretcher before being loaded into the ambulance, Warren reports.

Wolford injured his neck on a hit to the head from the shoulder of Seahawks safety Jamal Adams with 5:19 remaining in the first quarter. The team has not updated his status, listing him as questionable to return.

It marks the second consecutive year Seattle has knocked a quarterback out a postseason game without a penalty being assessed. Officials threw a flag on Adams’ hit before picking it up.

Last year, then-Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz late in the first quarter of the Eagles’ 17-9 loss concussed Wentz. Clowney was not fined for the hit.

Wolford finished 3-of-6 for 29 yards.

He started for Jared Goff, who had thumb surgery Dec. 28. Goff came into the game and is 4-of-10 for 98 yards.

The Rams lead 20-10 at halftime.

Los Angeles does not have a third quarterback active for Saturday’s game. Punter Johnny Hekker is the emergency quarterback.

UPDATE 6:28 P.M. ET: The Rams confirm Wolford was taken to the hospital to undergo further evaluation for “precautionary measures.”