Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks was motionless after he came down hard and appeared to hit his head during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but his coach said later that he is alert.
Burks, 23, was carted off the field, and the crowd in Pittsburgh cheered when it appeared he had his thumb raised.
Burks fell trying to catch a pass near the sideline with 2:06 left in the fourth quarter. His team surrounded him, and some knelt.
On the Amazon broadcast, it was announced that Burks has movement in all his extremities.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said after the game that Burks was alert and being evaluated. After the incident, Burks stayed in the locker room and walked out under his own power, NFL.com reported.
“The way it looked, I think that it’s probably better than how it looked,” Vrabel told reporters, adding that an update would be released Friday.
Titans quarterback Will Levis said it was hard to watch, and that he was praying for Burks.
“It was tough. I mean, that’s scary. That’s the scary part of this game,” Levis said.
The Titans drafted Burks, an Arkansas native, in the 2022 NFL draft.