DETROIT (AP) – St. Louis Rams cornerback Terry Fair had full feeling in his extremities and never lost consciousness after spraining his neck Monday night when his head struck Detroit running back Kevin Jones’ thigh on a tackle.

Fair, motionless face down on the turf for several minutes, was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field late in the first quarter. As the cart approached the tunnel, Fair lifted his right arm and put his thumb up. He was taken to Henry Ford Hospital for a precautionary evaluation.

Fair signed with the Rams on April 28 after last playing in Carolina in 2002.

A first-round pick of the Lions in 1998, Fair sat out the 2003 season and was in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He has played in 55 games, making seven interceptions.

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