After being named the starting quarterback for the LA Rams in Saturday’s wild card game against the Seattle Seahawks, John Wolford exited the game in the first quarter after taking a hit from Jamal Adams.
John Wolford is down after this hit from Jamal Adams.— PFF (@PFF) January 9, 2021
Jared Goff warming up...
UPDATE: Wolford has left the stadium in an ambulance and is headed to the hospital.
Rams QB John Wolford has been taken away from the stadium in an ambulance, per the AP.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) January 9, 2021
Rams quarterback John Wolford suffered a neck injury and left Lumen Field in an ambulance, per AP. Photo by Ted Warren. pic.twitter.com/EZbTReHxRq— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) January 9, 2021
Jared Goff, who has missed some time after having thumb surgery, took over as the quarterback. With Blake Bortles inactive today, those are the only two options the Rams have at QB.
Prior to the injury, Wolford was 3-for-6 with 29 passing yards in Saturday’s wild card must-win matchup.
The former undrafted free agent and AAF star made his NFL debut in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals and went 22 of 38 for 231 yards with an interception, plus 56 rushing yards on nine carries.
He took over as the starting QB for that final game of the regular season after Goff dislocated and broke his thumb in Week 16 against the Seahawks. After popping his thumb back into place during the game, Goff underwent surgery the next day.
The Rams held a 20-10 lead heading into the half and now it remains to be seen if they can hold off the Seahawks for two more quarters.