Seattle Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor was carted off the field Sunday night after taking a scary hit to his head.
Taylor, late in the fourth quarter of their overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, was diving to tackle Steelers running back Najee Harris when the crown of his head made direct contact with the torso of teammate Al Woods, a 330-pound offensive lineman. His head jerked back awkwardly. As the play died down, Taylor slowly rolled over to his back before remaining down on the field.
Taylor was stabilized by medical staff on the field during a lengthy delay before he was carted off in a terrifying moment that resulted in both teams standing in a circle together on the field.
NBC’s Michele Tafoya reports that Taylor had movement in all of his extremities and that he was being transported via ambulance to a local hospital’s trauma center.