Sunday night's matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers took a backseat to a scary scene in the fourth quarter.
Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor was stretchered off with an injury after a long delay during which players on both teams gathered on the field to see if he was all right.
NBC Sports' Michele Tafoya reported Taylor was taken away via ambulance. She noted, "It was confirmed to me by Seahawks PR that he is moving all of his extremities."
According to NFL.com, Taylor was moving his legs when he was on the ground and before he was immobilized and stretchered off.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll provided a positive update on Taylor after the game:
Former Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a spinal cord injury that ended his career, tweeted his support:
Taylor is in his second season in the league after Seattle selected him in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. He has appeared in all six of the team's games this season and entered play with 12 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble. He added four tackles against Pittsburgh before exiting.
The 24-year-old missed what would have been his rookie campaign in 2020 because of injury.
Pittsburgh beat Seattle in overtime on a Chris Boswell field goal that was set up by T.J. Watt's forced fumble.