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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Baylor's Jason Smith carted off after blow to head

By Tim MacMahon

ARLINGTON, Texas – Rams right tackle Jason Smith, a Dallas native, left the Cowboys Stadium field on a backboard late in the first quarter Sunday.

Smith, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, was injured when he dove for a fumble. The top of his helmet crashed into Cowboys safety Abram Elam’s hip.

Smith, who attended W.T. White High and Baylor, was down on the field for several minutes being attended to by medical personnel. His facemask was removed from his helmet before he was strapped onto a backboard, which is usually indicative of a neck injury.

The Rams announced that Smith had a blow to the head and was taken to locker room for further observation. He will not return to the game.