Watkins left for the locker room with about seven minutes left in the Rams‘ 41-39 victory and was placed into concussion protocol, Rams coach Sean McVay said after the game. Watkins was examined in the sideline medical tent before walking under his own power to the locker room.
Before leaving, Watkins made six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
Watkins and Austin weren’t the only players who were injured in the hard-hitting game.
For the 49ers, safety Jaquiski Tartt and linebacker Brock Coyle each suffered concussions. Defensive end Tank Carradine suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter didn’t return. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk left in the second half of with a neck injury and a concussion.