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Jason Smith leaves Rams game on stretcher

Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:05 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Rams tackle Jason Smith was badly injured at the end of the first quarter of the St. Louis-Dallas game, and he had to be stretchered off the field with his head taped down in a scary scene.

After a Rams fumble, Cowboys safety Abram Elam made the recovery and tried to advance the ball down the sideline. As Smith went to make the tackle, his facemask connected with Elam’s thigh, and it appeared to jam Smith’s neck. The official injury is being called a blow to the head.

Fox reported while trainers worked on him that Smith’s breathing was labored and that officials removed his facemask before loading him onto the stretcher.

But there was a piece of good news: as Smith was being driven off the field, he waved his hands at the crowd and made his hands into what looked like a heart sign.

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