In the recent Thursday night match against Pittsburgh, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks had to be carted off the field due to an injury.
During the game’s closing minutes, Burks made an attempt to secure a leaping catch on a crucial fourth-down play along the left sideline. Unfortunately, he lost control of the ball and landed heavily out of bounds, appearing to lose consciousness.
Medical personnel from both teams swiftly came to Burks’ aid. Treylon Burks, who was the 18th overall pick in the 2022 draft, had his face mask removed, and he was carefully placed on a spinal board. Meanwhile, players from both teams knelt on the Acrisure Stadium turf nearby. Fortunately, Burks displayed signs of mobility as he was being placed onto the cart.
After the Titans’ 20-16 loss to Pittsburgh, Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel provided an update on Burks, stating that he was “alert” and “moving” in the training room. This positive update brought some relief to the situation, suggesting that the injury might not be as severe as initially feared.
It’s worth noting that Burks had previously suffered a concussion during his rookie year in Philadelphia when he was knocked out while making a touchdown catch in a lopsided loss to the Eagles.
The game took a concerning turn when Titans rookie quarterback Will Levis described the sequence as frightening for various reasons, highlighting the inherent risks in football. He acknowledged that despite the fear, it’s a part of the game that players must accept.
Notably, Burks was the second player to be carted off the field during this game. Earlier in the first half, Steelers linebacker Cole Holcomb also left the field with a left leg injury after a low hit by his teammate Keanu Neal while both were attempting to make a tackle.