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Rams TE Tyler Higbee taken to hospital after coughing up blood

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Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee left his team’s win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday due to a chest injury and went to the hospital as a precaution.

It was then revealed that Higbee had suffered a lung injury that caused him to cough up blood, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Rapoport adds that Higbee won’t miss much time.

Higbee caught two passes for 21 yards in what ended up being a 27-9 victory. He has logged six catches for 41 yards and a touchdown through the first two weeks of the season overall.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Western Kentucky, was originally selected by the Rams in the fourth round (110th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign but was only used minimally, catching 11 passes for 85 yards and a score. The following year, his role within the offense grew, as he hauled in 25 receptions for 295 yards and a touchdown.

Higbee then posted nearly identical numbers last season, snaring 24 balls for 294 yards while reaching the end zone twice.

It seemed liked Higbee was developing into a larger threat in the Rams’ offense over this first couple of games, and now, we may have to wait a little bit before we see him on the field again.

Los Angeles has gotten off to a 2-0 start, as it also dispatched the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

The Rams will now head on the road to battle the Cleveland Browns next Sunday.