After Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay opted to start John Wolford over Jared Goff in Saturday’s Wild Card Game vs. Seattle, Wolford has left the game.
At the 5:33 mark of the first quarter, Wolford took a hit from Seahawks safety Jamal Adams as he was sliding. Adams' shoulder pad hit the top of Wolford’s helmet before the 25-year-old quarterback went down.
Here’s a look at the play:
There was initially a flag down on the play, but the officials decided there was no foul as Wolford was the ball carrier on the designed run.
Per Seahawks Insider Joe Fann, Adams took a knee following the hit and said a prayer. Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp understandably patted the Seahawks star on the back.
Wolford left the game and headed immediately to the locker room and was listed as “questionable” to return to Saturday’s game.
ESPN's Lindsey Thiry reported that Wolford was taken by ambulance to a local hospital after suffering the neck injury.
Now we will find out just how good Goff’s injured thumb is. The last time the 26-year-old took the field was during the third quarter of Los Angeles’ Week 16 loss to Seattle. In the pivotal meeting, Goff went 24 of 43 for 234 yards for no touchdowns, and one interception as the Seahawks came away with a 20-9 victory and the NFC West title.
Goff underwent surgery to repair a dislocated and fractured right thumb following the Week 16 loss. Blake Bortles is not active for this game should Goff get injured and Wolford not return.
The Seahawks trail 3-0 at the end of the first quarter of Saturday’s Super Wild Card Game vs. the Rams.