Jamal Adams got to play just nine snaps in his long-awaited return to the field for the Seattle Seahawks, only to see it come to an end after taking a knee to the head.
And the frustration of the situation clearly boiled over as Adams went after the independent neurologist on the sideline.
Video showed Adams yelling at the doctor, who is unaffiliated with the teams and evaluates head injuries.
Adams shouted at the neurologist while seeming to have to be restrained by two members of the Seahawks staff.
The situation also caught the eye of a MetLife Stadium security guard in an orange shirt who came over to make sure the doctor was alright.
Adams was going at it with the neurologist the whole time the play was going on on the field, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
The Seattle safety was moved away and eventually taken to the Seahawks locker room.
Adams was banged up on a second down tackle of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones in the first quarter.
Jones scrambled trying to get a first down and was upended by Adams, who had his head make contact with the QB’s knee.
The Seahawks eventually ruled him out for the remainder of the game.
Adams was playing in his first game in 385 days.
He had faced a lengthy recovery after suffering a tear in his left quad tendon in the Seahawks’ first game of the 2022 season.
The injury took a mental toll on Adams, who said earlier in the week that he “was in a dark place” after the injury.
“It was devastating,” he said, according to The News Tribune. “I thought about retiring.”
“It’s been hard, man,” he added. “I love the game like no other. You know, when you lose something that you really, really love, it takes a toll on you. Obviously, mentally, I had to get over that, had to adjust. That was just life. … I had to talk to myself, mentally.”