Tennessee Titans receiver Treylon Burks took a hard fall following a close catch deep down the left sideline on a fourth-and-4 pass from rookie quarterback Will Levis with 2:16 remaining in their 20-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Thursday Night Football.” The 23-year-old did not get up after diving for the football and had to be carried off the field. Head coach Mike Vrabel provided an update on the former first-round pick after the game.
“Trey is alert, moving, and I’ll have more information, hopefully tomorrow,” Vrabel said, via Jim Wyatt. “What did it look like…he’s alert and the training room will evaluate him.”
Burks was already walking on his own when he left the locker room under his own power and chatted with one of the Titans coaches before getting on the team bus, according to ESPN.
On Friday, Vrabel told reporters that Burks was in the concussion protocol and said he was on his way to the team’s facilities, by Wyatt.
“He’s in concussion protocol,” Vrabel said via the Titans’ official website. “There was a brief loss of consciousness, which is why (medical staff) reacted the way they did. It seems like everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do by “Basing on protocol and ensuring Treylon’s well-being was properly monitored as quickly and properly as possible.”
Overall, a positive update on what was a very frightening scene Thursday evening.