Tennessee Titans receiver, Treylon Burks, was transported off the field on Thursday after a forceful fall during the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The incident happened with just 2:06 remaining in the contest. Despite trailing by four points, the Titans opted to go for it on fourth down. Quarterback Will Levis threw a deep pass down the sideline to Burks, who made an incredible leap to catch the ball but landed hard on his shoulder, subsequently hitting his head on the ground.
The game was momentarily paused as medical staff attended to Burks on the field. Surrounded by his teammates, Burks was placed on a backboard and carted off the field. However, he reassured the fans by giving them a thumbs-up gesture as he was taken into the tunnel.
Kaylee Hartung of Amazon Prime reported that Burks had feeling in all his extremities and was being evaluated to determine if he required further medical attention at a local hospital. The broadcast even showed an ambulance waiting at the stadium in case Burks needed to be transported.
Thankfully, that wasn’t necessary. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel confirmed that Burks was “alert and moving” after the game and was being evaluated in the training room. Additionally, Amazon reporter Michael Smith witnessed Burks being assisted as he walked to the training room.
Burks eventually walked out of the locker room on his own and headed to the team bus.
Treylon Burks just walked out of the locker room on his own. Stopped and talked to one of the coaches then walked to the bus.
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) November 3, 2023
Burks, who was picked by the Titans in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, had already missed time earlier in the 2023 season due to a knee injury from training camp. Prior to leaving the game on Thursday, Burks caught one pass for a total of 5 yards in the Titans’ 20-16 loss.
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