Buffalo Bills safety Taylor Rapp was taken off the field in an ambulance during the final two minutes of the first half of Sunday’s game against the Jets.
The scary scene unfolded as Bills corner Taron Johnson and Rapp went to tackle Jets running back Breece Hall.
Johnson went down immediately and the team’s training staff came out to look at him, but Rapp appeared to be OK until he fell to the ground several seconds later, clearly dazed.
Video seemed to show him grabbing his neck as well before it became clear he was having an issue.
The replay also appeared to show Rapp making contact with Hall more with his shoulder than his helmet.
After being looked at on the field by the team’s training staff, an ambulance came out and he was placed on a stretcher.
The stadium fell to a hush and Bills players looked on with concern on their faces.
Rapp appeared coherent and was moving his hands while he was being placed in the ambulance.
Rapp was ruled out for the game with a neck injury and did not need to be hospitalized
The team posted to X shortly after the incident occurred: “We’re all thinking of you, Taylor.”
Rapp had three solo tackles on Sunday before his injury and has 25 total tackles and 18 solo ones this season for Buffalo.
The seemingly serious nature of the injury harkened back to the scary on-field incident in January when Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during a “Monday Night Football” game in Cincinnati.
Hamlin had to be administered CPR on the field before being rushed to an area hospital.
Since then injuries – especially ones where the ambulance has to come out – for Buffalo have taken on a heavier feeling.
Hamlin was on the sideline on Sunday in Buffalo and the CBS broadcast panned to him looking on as Rapp was being treated.