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St. Louis Rams Rodger Saffold pumps his fists as he is introduced before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 21, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
St. Louis Rams second-round draft pick offensive tackle Rodger Saffold takes part in drills during NFL football training camp at the team's training facility Friday, July 30, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
(FootballStL) - It’s a scene we’ve witnessed on several occasions – Rodger Saffold lying injured on the field. Early in the fourth quarter of the Rams 28-26 victory over Seattle, Saffold had to be helped off the field with a knee injury. He limped to the sidelines then received treatment from team doctors. He did not re-enter the game.
“Little scared,” said Saffold. “But you continue to fight through everything. I’m just lucky to have a pro bowl right guard (Davin Joseph) backing me up bailing me out in that situation.”
Right tackle Joe Barksdale heard Saffold’s comments and said “There you go Dav! Big Pro Bowl! You can’t take it away from him, just like a degree.”
Saffold has been on the losing end of a lot of games against the Seahawks, and said it’s about time the Rams came out on the winning end of a close game against them.
“It’s always a close game with the Seahawks, they know us and we know them,” said Saffold. “This time we finished. We continued to push. Could this have been the outcome in past games? Sure, but what we need to do is keep moving forward. I’m so proud of the way my team finished.”
Saffold was walking around the locker room without a limp after the game, and said he could have returned to action if needed. He said he fully expects to play next Sunday in Kansas City.