Denver linebacker Zaire Anderson was carted off the field Sunday following a scary collision with a teammate.
According to the Denver Post, the former Husker was rushed to the hospital, but was able to move his arms and legs. He is being evaluated for a neck injury.
Broncos LB Zaire Anderson has been taken to the hospital for evaluation after suffering a neck injury. He has movement in his arms & legs.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) January 1, 2017
Anderson dove head first to attempt to tackle Oakland running back Jalen Richardson, but missed and instead hit teammate Quentin Gause.
Here is video of the collision:
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
Update: Anderson is back home after scans on his neck and head came back negative. However, Anderson did suffer what was called a spinal cord concussion.
Zaire Anderson: "I was trying to get up but I couldn't." Said he suffered a concussion of the spinal cord.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) January 2, 2017