ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams quarterback Kurt Warner left Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a broken little finger on his throwing hand and did not return.
Warner went for X-rays soon after being intercepted by Greg Ellis on a screen pass about six minutes into the game. He was 1-for-2 for 17 yards.
It's the second time Warner has broken that finger. He was injured in a game at Kansas City in October 2000, and missed the next five games.
Warner will be evaluated Monday morning to determine if surgery is required.
Warner, the NFL's MVP last season, has thrown eight interceptions to just one touchdown pass.
The Rams' backup quarterback, Jamie Martin, entered with 5:15 left in the first quarter and the Rams trailing 7-0 as Warner, still in uniform, donned a headset near midfield. Warner remained on the sideline with the headset on and his hand heavily bandaged.
Martin, 32, missed most of the preseason with a mild shoulder separation and was 11-for-15 with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He has one career NFL start, in 1998 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and last year appeared in five games for the Rams and was 3-for-3 for 22 yards.