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.
Zaire Anderson was on the ground for some time before being stretchered off. Here was the hit. pic.twitter.com/AtkXbgJjWU
— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) January 1, 2017
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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.