Just two weeks after Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier had to be carted off the field with a scary spinal injury, Indianapolis Colts’ Brandon Williams had to be carted off following a hit that left him motionless on the field for several minutes.
Williams takes a hit to the helmet on what appeared to be a normal play that called for him to pass block. Soon after contact was made, Williams falls backwards immediately and was left needing medical attention. Williams was eventually put on a backboard and taken to a local hospital.
According to Deadspin, Williams already has a condition called spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column that can cause pressure on the spinal cord, leading to potential numbness in moderate cases. Williams has been cleared to play despite the condition, and it is currently unknown if that plays a factor in what caused Williams to go down on Thursday night.
This post will be updated as more is learned on Williams’ injury.