Cam Akers praying for Budda Baker after scary hit: ‘I didn’t know he was hurt after the play’

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Cam Akers ran hard for the Los Angeles Rams all night against the Arizona Cardinals, but his physicality resulted in a scary collision with Budda Baker late in the third quarter. Akers ran the ball off the left side on second-and-2, picking up 11 yards.

He lowered his shoulder into Baker at the end of the run, which left the Cardinals safety almost motionless on the field. Trainers attended to Baker immediately and he was eventually stretchered off the field, being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Akers was seen making a motion toward Baker after the play when returning to the huddle, which Cardinals players took exception to.

After the game, Akers clarified on Twitter that he didn’t know Baker was hurt. He sent prayers Baker’s way, wishing him well and saying he has nothing but respect for the star safety.

Akers also said during his postgame press conference that he hopes Akers is OK after the scary collision, which he called “just a football play.”

Fortunately, Baker appears to be doing relatively well given the circumstances. He was alert and never lost any feeling or movement in his extremities, according to the Cardinals’ medical staff.

Hopefully he recovers quickly from what looked like a scary head injury.

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