ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals LB Simmons returns to 49ers game after concussion check

Oct 10, 2021, 2:34 PM | Updated: 5:16 pm

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons #9 during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals an...

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons #9 during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams on October 3, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Second-year Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons went into the blue injury tent and to the locker room but returned for the second half after he was checked for a concussion.

He left the game in the second quarter after suffering contact to his head against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Simmons was injured chasing down and shouldering into 49ers quarterback Trey Lance as he attempted to dive for a touchdown on a fourth down attempt from the 1-yard line.

Before he left the game, Simmons had two tackles with a half-sack credited on the fourth-down stop.

The linebacker led the team through four games with 23 tackles. He also had two passes defensed, an interception and two forced fumbles heading into the Week 5 outing.

Arizona’s defense got off to a strong start against Lance, who was making his first start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Safety Budda Baker recorded a pick before the Cardinals posted two fourth-down stops to end 49ers drive on the first three San Francisco possessions of the game at State Farm Stadium.

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