Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Mike Iupati had to be stretchered off the field in an ambulance after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision with Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor during the second quarter of Sunday night’s contest.
You can watch video of the scary hit above (play starts at the 0:08 second mark).
Doctors and medical staffs from both teams gathered around Iupati for several minutes as CenturyLink Field went silent during the somber, frightening moment. Fortunately, David J. Chao, a former NFL head team physician who is often quite accurate forecasting injuries, providing some encouraging speculation:
As he added, exercising caution and using a stretcher in a situation like that takes precedence:
Shortly after Iupati left the stadium, the Cardinals official Twitter account reported that he was taken to the hospital with what described as a neck injury, also noting that he has movement in all of his extremities.
Cardinals VP of Media Relations Mark Dalton later provided another update:
Finally, the Cards provided more good news: