Ito Smith left the Rams game on Sunday after getting run over by linebacker Cory Littleton on a failed 3rd-and-10 pass. He laid flat on the field, then slowly got up before the cart came out.
Smith already missed time this season with a concussion. If he suffered another concussion, he will likely be out for an extended period of time. Players typically do not return to the game after leaving the field on a cart.
Man.. hope Ito Smith is OK.. helmet to helmet and he got trucked pic.twitter.com/W36OEKsqwf— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) October 20, 2019
Ito was unusually high here in pass protection. It does not seem like Littleton went low or was intentionally trying to hit Smith in the helmet.
The Falcons will rely on Devonta Freeman, Brian Hill, and maybe return specialist Kenjon Barner at running back for the remaining three quarters of the game.
Update: Smith is questionable with a head injury, which almost certainly means he’s undergoing concussion testing. He is most likely out for the next few weeks.
Ito Smith is questionable to return with a head injury— Adnan Ikic (@SayWhichWay) October 20, 2019
Update II: Smith is officially ruled out at halftime. The addition of a neck injury suggests he may be dealing with more than a concussion. Regardless, he is looking at a multi-week injury.
Ito Smith has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a head and neck injury.— Adnan Ikic (@SayWhichWay) October 20, 2019