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RustShack
08-21-2010, 08:42 PM
Chiefs' Maurice Leggett taken off with neck injury
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 21, 2010 10:21 PM ET
Chiefs cornerback Maurice Leggett was taken off the field Saturday night on a cart after a scary neck injury left him on the ground for a number of minutes.

Leggett was knocked down while tackling Bucs running back Kareem Huggins. Both the Chiefs and Bucs held their hands together praying for Leggett while a stretcher was brought out and used to lift Leggett on to the cart.

Leggett had movement in his hands and legs, according to Josh Looney of the Chiefs' website.

Mr. Laz
08-21-2010, 08:44 PM
scary part was that they had his hands tied in front of him

usually not a good sign

boogblaster
08-21-2010, 08:57 PM
didn't look good

Buehler445
08-21-2010, 09:36 PM
Not cool. He had speed. Not a lot of ability, but IIRC did well on special teams.
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ChiefaRoo
08-22-2010, 12:09 AM
Hope he's ok.

That being said his technique at CB is awful. He plays with a huge cushion and still gets spun like a top.

kcfanXIII
08-22-2010, 02:35 AM
i just hope the young man is alright. i don't even care that he was a shitty corner at this point.

BTAU
08-22-2010, 02:45 AM
He got up after the hit before he went back down to the ground. I think the stretcher and cart were all for precautionary reasons. Nonetheless, I hope that he is OK.

Gracie Dean
08-22-2010, 09:53 AM
any news?

notorious
08-22-2010, 09:54 AM
He got up after the hit before he went back down to the ground. I think the stretcher and cart were all for precautionary reasons. Nonetheless, I hope that he is OK.

That's a good sign. At least he exhibited movement before going down the second time.

Red Brooklyn
08-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Yikes. Hope he's alright.

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Bummer

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-22-2010, 10:10 AM
Hope he's okay.

Bwana
08-22-2010, 10:14 AM
Ouch, any word on his condition yet?

Mr. Laz
08-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Chiefs Safety Maurice Leggett Injures Neck, Early Signs Positive


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Aug 21, 2010 - Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/kansas-city-chiefs) safety Maurice Leggett (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34474/Maurice_Leggett) was carted off the field on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/tampa-bay-buccaneers) with what's been called a neck injury.

After the game, Haley told reporters the "initial signs on extremities were positive", according to Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com.
Leggett will stay in Tampa overnight.

He was trying to tackle Bucs running back Kareem Huggins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/79416/Kareem_Huggins) when he went to the ground.

Trainers came out and tended to him for 10-15 minutes before a cart came onto the field. He was put onto a stretcher and carried off.

The Chiefs and Bucs sidelines both had come onto the field. The Chiefs huddled in a team prayer at one point.

Hog Farmer
08-22-2010, 11:51 AM
On ESPN this morning they did say he was able to move arms, legs. He'll be back out soon . Haley don't play that crap!

Hog Farmer
08-22-2010, 12:00 PM
Another reason not to deal Page just yet.

Mr. Laz
08-23-2010, 05:25 PM
Camp Report: 8/23

By Josh Looney
Posted 27 minutes ago

Maurice Leggett is expected to make full recovery

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Great news came out of the Chiefs Training Facility late Monday afternoon. CB <nobr>Maurice Leggetthttp://www.kcchiefs.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.kcchiefs.com/team/roster/maurice-leggett/8a2798c8-89d4-4247-a4af-5819d192f1bd/)</nobr>, who left Saturday’s game in Tampa on a stretcher, isn’t expected to have any long-term health issues due to a spine and/or neck injury.

“Everything looks good,” head coach Todd Haley said. “There is nothing spinal or anything like that. He was in a pretty good condition and I think that the trainers and doctors did everything that they were supposed to do as far as taking all precautions. It’s a scary situation, but that part of it is out of the mix.”

Even better, Haley said that he expects to see Leggett return to the practice field “sooner, rather than later.”

“All things are pointing to the fact that this should not affect him career-wise,” Haley said.

CrazyPhuD
08-23-2010, 05:31 PM
Give him some flintstones chewable morphine and I'm sure haley will have him back on the field tomorrow.

Hydrae
08-23-2010, 05:37 PM
Great news!

CosmicPal
08-23-2010, 07:06 PM
That is awesome news! So glad he'll be making a full recovery. Good for him, good for the team, and good for the fans.

Hog Farmer
08-23-2010, 07:08 PM
I think Haley had "the" talk with him and Leggett decided he could play with a broken spine.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-23-2010, 07:25 PM
Awesome.