Rookie LB Suffers Neck Injury

From Arrowhead Stadium

For the second time in two games, the Chiefs held their collective breath as a teammate was taken off the field immobilized on a backboard and strapped to a cart.

Friday night, it was rookie OLB Cameron Sheffield. In the third quarter he went to tackle Philadelphia RB Mike Bell and they collided in a helmet-to-helmet hit. Bell got up. Sheffield did not.

The Chiefs pronounced it a neck injury, but had no other information on Sheffield’s condition after the game.

“Right now I don’t have any information I feel comfortable in giving,” said head coach Todd Haley. “There are a lot of family and friends out there of Cameron’s and I don’t want to say something and it ends up being wrong.

“I just want him and his family to know we are praying for him.”

Some players in the locker room that they had been told Sheffield had movement in his arms and legs, which is always a good sign.

“He just was looking up, he had a faraway look in his eyes,” said LB Demorrio Williams of what he saw when he walked over to where Sheffield was laying on the ground. “That’s two weeks in a row, that’s tough.”

Last Saturday in Tampa, CB Maurice Leggett was carted off with a neck injury. He ended up spending at least one night in a Florida hospital before coming back to Kansas City. Leggett was at Friday night’s game, but was in a booth in the press level with other injured players.

“All we can do is pray for him and hope for good news,” said WR/RB Dexter McCluster. “He’s a good dude and I hope he’s back in here with us very soon.”

4 Responses to “Rookie LB Suffers Neck Injury”

  • August 28, 2010  - JohnNdallas says:

    Gods Speed Sheff! We’re with ya Bro.

  • August 28, 2010  - Merwin says:

    Here’s to hoping both Sheffield and Leggett have speedy recoveries, we need them.

  • August 28, 2010  - TX_ChiefAN says:

    Our prayers our with you…your health is more imp than fb

  • August 28, 2010  - Chuck says:

    I truly pray for both of these fine young men to have 100% speedy recoveries. Like I’ve said before this is why I do not like preseason games. To have such nasty injurys in a meaningless game. Hope and pray they are both OK real soon.

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