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Lindsey Thiry, ESPN 38d

Bloodied Weddle won't return to Rams game

NFL, Los Angeles Rams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle was carted off the field with a bloodied face during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers and did not return.

Weddle suffered a head laceration and is under evaluation for a concussion, the team announced.

Weddle was attempting to tackle Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey before McCaffrey hurdled him, and Weddle took a knee to the head.

He finished with two tackles and thanked fans for their support on social media.

A 13-year pro, Weddle signed a two-year, $10.5 million deal with the Rams in free agency after he was released by the Baltimore Ravens.

Weddle, 34, has quickly established himself in the Rams' defense. He took over for linebacker Cory Littleton as the defensive signal-caller and was named a team captain.

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