Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston suffered a neck injury during a play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Gholston lay motionless on the turf for several minutes as medical stuff tended to him. Members of both teams took a knee on the field.
After being placed on a backboard, medical personnel moved Gholston to a cart and he was taken off the field. He immediately was transferred to an ambulance.
DE William Gholston (neck) is OUT for the remainder of the game.— Bucs Communications (@BuccaneersComms) November 5, 2017
Gholston could be seen moving his hands as he was taken off the field.
Several medical staff have placed Bucs DE Will Gholston on a spineboard. They're slowly trying to move him to the cart.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) November 5, 2017
After the game, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said: "The report I got is that Will is undergoing some neurological testing at the hospital and that right now, he’s neurologically sound. But they’re continuing to do some tests at a local hospital."
Gholston was signed to a five-year contract in the offseason. The Michigan State product, 26, had 11 tackles through the first eight games this season.
The Bucs already had lost quarterback Jameis Winston, who left the game with a shoulder injury.