Willis McGahee Neck Injury (Video)

January 19, 2009

Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee’s preliminarily injury report is out and it says that although he’s suffering from intense neck pain, he is ‘neurologically intact’. He might have a bruised spine and to diagnose that, more checkups are needed to be done.

McGahee suffered a very hard hit from Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark on his helmet. The impact left him immobilized for some time and he was carted off the field. Although, he was talking to doctors and also moving his arms and legs, specialists had speculated severe internal injury.

Willis McGahee

“It was a freak hit,” said Baltimore’s Ray Rice, another running back. “It was tough to watch. He’s like a brother to me.”

McGahee scored two touchdowns against the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. He will not miss out on any games, since the season is over for him after the Ravens loss.

This is not the first time McGahee has been hit by major injuries. He suffered a serious ligament injury back in 2003, when he was playing for the Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl and had already scored a touchdown.

“He’s a battler,” Rice said. “He’s a guy who has been through a lot this year. I know what he went through, what he battled through. Not a lot of guys in this league could go through what he went through and still endure. I’m sure he will make a full recovery.”

Photos: wenn.com

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One Response to “Willis McGahee Neck Injury (Video)”

  1. 1
    Byron V. Hartunian, M.D. Says:

    The fact of severe head/neck injury in football is why I developed the LEXBRACE and website.

    I wish people/players would realize there is a better form of protection even though it is a violent game.