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Bobby Wagner suffers injury in 2nd quarter, returns in 3rd quarter

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner headed to the locker room late in the first half against the Rams.

Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks tackles running back Cam Akers #23 of the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lumen Field on January 09, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

UPDATE: Bobby Wagner returned in the third quarter and was on the field for the defense’s first drive of the quarter.

The Seattle Seahawks are taking it on the chin against the Los Angeles Rams, and they suffered a tough loss in the second quarter. Linebacker Bobby Wagner suffered an injury as the Seahawks defense attempted to strip the ball from Cam Akers. Wagner was slow to get up, but eventually walked off under his own power.

Wagner went to the locker room, but given there were only 36 seconds left in the first half, that’s not surprising. His status is unclear for the second half, but a trip to the locker room at this stage of the 2nd quarter is not determinative.