Warner sacked six times, hit much more

Updated: September 8, 2003, 11:44 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner suffered a concussion Sunday in the Rams' 23-13 loss to the New York Giants and was to be hospitalized overnight.

A CT scan and X-rays on his neck and head taken Sunday night were negative.

Coach Mike Martz said Warner would return to St. Louis on Monday.

Martz said the injury may have occurred in the first quarter when Warner was sacked in the end zone and fumbled, with the ball recovered for a touchdown by the Giants.

"He didn't seem the same after that," Martz said. "A lot of times he didn't seem to understand the plays we were calling from the sidelines."

Warner complained of an upset stomach after the game and lay in the trainer's room before Dr. Bernard Garfinkel, the team physician, made the diagnosis.

Garfinkel said the concussion was "mild to moderate."

Martz said Warner has had previous concussions, but wasn't sure how many.

Warner finished 34-for-54 for 342 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked six times and fumbled six times.

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