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Cardinals’ Budda Baker knocked out of game after violent collision with Rams’ Cam Akers

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In the third quarter with the Rams leading, 28-8. Akers took a handoff from Matthew Stafford from the Cardinals' 16-yard line and broke free into the secondary at full speed. Baker met Akers near the six-yard with a diving tackle. As Baker dove, Akers lowered his head, and their helmets collided. Baker was taken to a local hospital with a concussion, he had movement and feeling in all his extremities.

Video Transcript

- Play action. I really have the whole inventory available [INAUDIBLE].

- Akers again. First down, now inside the 5. On Budda Baker, who remains down on the field for the Cardinals. The great Budda Baker is still being assisted on the field, got the stretcher out. You can see the concern from both teams for the player Baker.

- You see Cam Akers come here and finish on this run and gets the best of Budda Baker. And Budda takes a shot to the side of the head.

- And yeah. And Cam, when Cam gets up, he doesn't know what's going on with Budda Baker. And--

- And he gestures to him as he walks past him.

- Yeah.

- Right here. You see it right there.

- And that upset a lot of the Cardinals.

- Absolutely.

- Yeah.

- Cam Akers' been on one knee kind of concerned about Budda Baker.

- This was just moments ago. Just waiting for the signal, some movement there. And there you see Budda Baker puts his right hand in the air.