Saffold returns to St. Louis



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold has returned to St. Louis after spending the night in Detroit for observation from a neck injury sustained against the Lions.

Coach Jeff Fisher was expected to provide an update on Saffold’s condition later Monday.

Saffold crumpled awkwardly after disengaging from Lions safety John Wendling on the play when Brandon Gibson made a touchdown reception to give the Rams a 20-13 lead with 9:45 to go. After being carted off the field, he had movement in his arms and legs.

The 6-foot-5, 314-pound Saffold is in his third season with the Rams after getting drafted in the second round in 2010.

He started nine games last season but missed the last seven games with a pectoral injury.