EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A scary second unfolded on Sunday at MetLife Stadium when New York Giants large receiver C.J. Board wanted to be immobilized and carted off the sphere after taking successful towards the Washington Football Team.
The Giants later mentioned that Board has a concussion and a sprained neck. He was taken to a neighborhood hospital for additional analysis.
After the Giants’ 20-19 victory — the staff’s first of the season — coach Joe Choose mentioned the suggestions he had acquired on Board was “fairly optimistic” general.
“That was a aid,” Choose mentioned.
Huge receiver Darius Slayton mentioned he believed that Board could be launched from the hospital Sunday night time. A supply informed ESPN that it was not believed Board suffered a critical damage to his neck or backbone.
“The one factor I can say, good-news-wise, is that even on the sphere, he was transferring, he was acutely aware, he was responding,” Choose mentioned. “He had motion in all his extremities. They clearly needed to have some precautions with what they have been doing.”
Board tried to make a catch early within the third quarter when he was hit by Deshazor Everett. Board awkwardly fell to the bottom because the ball got here free and didn’t seem to maneuver as medical personnel have been referred to as onto the sphere.
The fourth-year large receiver was later dominated out with a neck damage.
Board remained on the bottom with out motion for a number of minutes. He had his face masks minimize off and his again stabilized earlier than being positioned on the cart and carried off the sphere.
Gamers cleared the center of the sphere as medical personnel attended to the injured Large. Some might be seen praying.
“I heard the collision. I knew it was a very good hit. I regarded over there and noticed him,” Slayton mentioned. “Clearly, very first thing I did was I prayed for him. I’ll proceed to hope for him. They mentioned nothing was mistaken together with his neck. Nothing mistaken together with his backbone. Simply concussed. Clearly, I would not even need that to be mistaken with him, however I am lucky that he is alert, he is OK.”
Board has seven catches for 64 yards this season. He completed with one catch on three targets for 8 yards in Sunday’s win.