Saints RB Pierre Thomas left the team's divisional round playoff game in the first quarter because of an apparent head injury.
Thomas was taken to the locker room after being hit by 49ers S Donte Whitner early in the first quarter. On the team's opening drive, the Saints were inside the San Francisco five, looking to score, when Whitner hit Thomas as the running back lowered his head to break a tackle. Thomas fumbled on the play, and it was recovered by the 49ers.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham also was hurt on the team's opening drive (back spasms), but he has since returned to the game.