Cardinals’ Budda Baker carted off field in Wild Card game vs. Rams
Jan 17, 2022, 8:53 PM | Updated: Jan 18, 2022, 10:59 am
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Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker was carted off the field during Monday night’s 34-11 Wild Card game loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
In the third quarter of the contest, Baker went in for a tackle on Rams running back Cam Akers which resulted in a nasty collision.
Cam Akers hit on Budda Baker pic.twitter.com/ADP9iVlkl1
— Main Team (@MainTeamSports2) January 18, 2022
Baker suffered a concussion and does have movement and feeling in all of his extremities, per the team.
He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation and was alert and communicative.
Baker also never lost feeling or movement, per the Cardinals medical staff.
Thank you all for the prayers. I am doing good 🙏🏾
— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) January 18, 2022
Players from both teams surrounded the All-Pro safety as he was receiving treatment on the field.
Baker had a total of three tackles before exiting the game.
His lone solo tackle came on his final play of the contest.
Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp offered his thoughts and prayers via Twitter after the game:
It's a brotherhood.
Praying and pulling for you Budda.
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) January 18, 2022