Football star Elijah Moore suffers seizure following head injury

 December 31, 2023

Football fans were shocked last week when an NFL star had to be hospitalized due to a head injury he suffered on live TV. 

According to the Daily Caller, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Elijah Moore found himself on the receiving end of a hard tackle from New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley during a game on Thursday.

Moore hit ground face-first

That collision occurred in the game's second quarter immediately after Moore managed to catch a pass thrown by quarterback Joe Flacco.

Dramatic video footage showed Moore striking the ground face-first, something which later forced him to seek medical treatment.

NFL Network correspondent Mike Garafolo reported that Moore was eventually able to leave the field under his own power before being taken to hospital.

The Daily Caller quoted Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski as saying that Moore "is home now. He is in concussion protocol, so we’ll just work through that over the next few days with him, but glad that he’s back home."

The Browns went on to triumph over the Jets, winning Thursday's game by a score of 37-20. The Daily Caller observed how this was partly thanks to Moore, who was having "his best outing of his tenure with the Browns" prior to getting injured.

Concussion experts speak out

Moore's ordeal was noted by the Concussion Legacy Foundation, an organization co-founded by former professional wrestler Dr. Chris Nowinski to help raise awareness about head injuries.

"Cleveland Browns say Elijah Moore is out for the game with a head injury," the group pointed out in a post on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter.

"We’re relieved Moore was able to walk with doctors to the locker room for evaluation. He showed signs of possible concussion - a brain injury - after his head slammed the turf," the post added. 

Neurosurgeon: Moore likely sustained "stretching or tearing" in his neurons

Dr. Evan Jeffries is a physician who focuses on sports medicine, and he explained in a post of his own that the convulsions that Moore exhibited were "involuntary movements from a brain injury."

Meanwhile, neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch released a video in which she said that Moore appears to have "had an immediate seizure following a concussion."

She added that this phenomenon is caused by "stretching or tearing of the neurons in the brain," something which "can cause an abnormal burst of electrical impulses."

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