St. Louis Rams rookie offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, a big part of Sam Bradford’s protection in his surprising 2010, has left the Rams’ game with the San Francisco 49ers after an injury that Turf Show Times’s commenters seemed justifiably concerned about. Renardo Foster, briefly a member of the UFL Florida Tuskers, has replaced Saffold in the interim.
Saffold left the field under his own power, which is good news. Saffold, a second-rounder in the 2010 NFL Draft, took the starting left tackle position from 2009 number-one overall Jason Smith, who was moved. The two of them now have their own handshake.
Currently there’s no word as to the nature or severity of Saffold’s injury. In Training Camp he dealt with a sprained knee that caused him to miss OTAs, and a minor back injury suffered after another player fell on him during practice.
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