Broncos Zaire Anderson Rushed To Hospital After Neck Injury, Fans Fear Paralyzation

Oct 2, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Zaire Anderson (50) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s one thing to be carted off the field into the training room in the stadium, it’s another to be carted off the field straight into an ambulance.

That scary proposition was a reality for Broncos second-year linebacker Zaire Anderson after his neck was hyper-compressed during a tackle where he collided with his own teammates instead of the ball carrier.


Anderson, who laid motionless the entire time on the field, was unable to give any hand signal upon leaving the field.

UPDATE: Anderson reportedly was able to regain feeling and movement in his hands and feet.