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mac58
09-10-2006, 07:30 PM
not sure if already posted:

Chiefs' Green taken off field on stretcher

NFL.com wire reports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 10, 2006) -- Trent Green was taken from the field on a stretcher after a brutal hit by Cincinnati's Robert Geathers, and while the Chiefs said their quarterback sustained "pretty severe head trauma," he was awake and moving shortly after the game.

"Actually, when he did wake up, he remembered every play except the one that knocked him out," Kansas City general manager Carl Peterson said. "So we're being very optimistic and hopeful."

Peterson said Green was taken to a hospital where preliminary X-rays of his neck and head were negative.

A short time after Green was taken through the tunnel to be examined, Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore said the quarterback was awake, had feeling but he could not recall what happened.

Green, who started his 80th straight game, was injured when he went into a feet-first hook-slide at the end of the third quarter. Geathers charged in and appeared to hit Green's head or chest with his shoulder.

Green's neck snapped back hard into the turf and he lay motionless for a few moments. He then was taken off on a stretcher, with an attendant holding his hands under Green's helmet.

There was no penalty on the play.

"His family, including his wife Julie, is with him and we're going to be cautiously optimistic that he's going to be back," Peterson said. "But he's certainly got a headache right now."

The Bengals won 23-10.

milkman
09-10-2006, 07:32 PM
"He's certainly got a headache right now."

No shit Carl?

mac58
09-10-2006, 07:35 PM
i think we all have headaches now Carl. . .

Simplex3
09-10-2006, 07:36 PM
Maybe later Carl can let us all in on more dirty little secrets like he can't draft s**t and it's dark outside at night.