Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker is doing well after being carted off the field in a stretcher following a terrifying collision with Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers during Monday night’s NFC wild-card game.
On Tuesday, Baker updated his condition after he was ruled out of the game with a concussion.
The four-time Pro Bowler was injured late in the third quarter when he attempted to tackle Ackers. He appeared to drop his head and collide with Akers shoulder. It was clear he was knocked out by looking at how stiff his arms got immediately after. Before he was wheeled off the field, he raised his right arm into the air. He eventually left SoFi Stadium in an ambulance.
As Baker lay on the ground, Akers walked past him and gestured to him to stay down unaware of the extent of his injury. He eventually took to Twitter to state that he had no clue he was hurt.
“Prays up to Budda. I didn’t know he was hurt after the play but I have nothing but respect for him.”
“It was just a football play,” he said, via ESPN. “It wasn’t nothing personal. I’ve got the utmost respect for Budda and that team.”
The Rams advanced to the divisional round after routing the Cardinals 34-11.