Cardinals safety Budda Baker mentioned he expects to make a full restoration after struggling a concussion in opposition to the Rams on Monday night time within the NFC wild-card sport.
“Thanks for all of the properly needs and the prayers from everybody,” Baker mentioned in a video on Instagram. “I respect you guys. All the pieces got here out clear. I’ll make a full restoration, so undoubtedly blessed.
“I am excited to get out of this hospital and get again to Arizona. I have not been in a position to bathe, I stink nonetheless, and simply able to get again dwelling and be with my household. Love you guys, respect all y’all at all times sending love.”
Cardinals senior vp Mark Dalton shared a photograph of Baker on a airplane again to Arizona after being launched by the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Baker, 26, was carted off the sector in the course of the third quarter of Monday’s eventual 34–11 loss to Los Angeles after tackling Rams operating again Cam Akers. After taking the blow from Akers, it regarded as if he was unconscious.
Nonetheless, Baker was in a position to transfer his arms earlier than he was positioned on the cart and brought to the locker room. Arizona announced that Baker suffered a concussion and he didn’t return to the sport. He completed the sport with 4 tackles.
Moments after Akers delivered the blow to Baker, he made what gave the impression to be a taunting gesture towards Baker. Nonetheless, as soon as Akers realized Baker was damage, he went again on the sector to test on him, and instructed his Rams teammates to take a knee in accordance with The Athletic.
Akers additionally later tweeted on Monday, “Prays as much as Budda. I didn’t know he was damage after the play however I’ve nothing however respect for him.”
Baker has spent his total NFL profession with the Cardinals. Since Arizona drafted Baker within the second spherical of the 2017 NFL draft, he has earned 4 Professional Bowl picks and in addition notched a second-team All-Professional choice this season.
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