Regardless of the result of Sunday nights game, there was one thing on every viewers’ mind: the condition of Darrell Taylor.
With around three minutes left in the fourth quarter in Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh, Taylor went down with a head-neck injury that was hard to catch live but appeared serious upon replay. Taylor seemed to have been uncomfortably crushed underneath a Pittsburgh player.
After a roughly 10-minute timeout, during which the face mask on Taylor’s helmet was removed and tests were performed by both Steelers and Seahawks medical staff, Taylor was carted off of the field and rushed to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s trauma center for further evaluation.
Echoing what NBC’s Michele Tafoya reported during the broadcast, Pete Carroll was able to confirm after the game that Darrell Taylor does have movement in his extremities. Early reports suggest that the CT scan on Taylor’s brain has come back “negative,” although it’s unclear exactly what the extent of Taylor’s injuries are at the moment.
Pete Carroll said CT scans were negative with Darrell Taylor and that he was moving his extremities after being taken off the field on a stretcher with his neck immobilized. So the early indications are positive.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 18, 2021
And for more positive news, the Seahawks confirmed that Taylor will fly back with the team tonight as opposed to staying overnight at the hospital.
A Seahawks spokesperson said Darrell Taylor will fly back to Seattle tonight with the team.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 18, 2021
This is really good to hear after fearing something truly horrible had happened when watching this all happen live.