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

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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.


Video: Cardinals’ Budda Baker knocked out of game after violent collision with Rams’ Cam Akers (Yahoo! Sports)

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.

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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.

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The Kentucky Wildcats landed a big name in the transfer portal: Former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Javon Baker. While on opposite sides of the SEC, Kentucky football poached a former 4-star recruit and National Champion in Baker. Baker didn't see a lot of action in his two seasons with the Crimson Tide, likely prompting the change of scenery. It's tough to blame him for the lack of production given the litany of receivers Nick Saban's team often has at their disposal. Baker announced his decision on Instagram.

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