Rams’ Eric Weddle is ‘good as gold’ after leaving game with head injury
The Los Angeles Rams suffered an injury scare when Eric Weddle exited today’s game with a head injury. The veteran safety himself took to Twitter to provide an update on how he is doing.
Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I'm good as gold. Now let's go finish this game with a DUB!!!!
— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) September 8, 2019
On the play that Weddle sustained the injury, the defensive captain for the Rams attempted to make a tackle on Christian McCaffrey. Furthermore, McCaffrey hurdled over Weddle while his knee went straight into the safety’s head.
Following the play, the defensive back laid on the ground until the medical staff came to check on him. When he made his way to the sideline, it was discovered that he received a laceration on his head from McCaffrey.
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) September 8, 2019
Luckily for the Rams, Weddle seems to be ready to go for Week 2 already. It’s possible that the NFL has the Rams safety go through the concussion protocol before he is cleared to play in Week 2.
Weddle joined the Rams earlier this offseason after the 34-year-old safety was released by the Baltimore Ravens. After a few months on the roster, the team voted him as the defensive captain in his 13th season in the NFL.
Even at his age, Weddle is still one of the NFL’s most versatile defensive backs. With him being an experienced veteran, Weddle’s savviness is crucial for Los Angeles’ defense.
After Weddle left the game due to his head injury, Marqui Christian replaced him at free safety. It goes without saying that the Rams missed having Weddle on the field as the game progressed.
Above all, it seems as if Weddle will be ready when the Rams take part in the rematch of the NFC Championship game in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints.