- Arkansas’ game against Texas A&M was halted when John Morgan III collapsed
- Medics rushed to his aid and took his helmet off, before carting him off the field
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This is the scary moment a college football game between Arkansas and Texas A&M was halted when defensive lineman John Morgan collapsed after a play.
Morgan, a 23-year-old senior for Arkansas, took two steps on a light contact play before falling to the ground, where medics rushed to his aid during the game in Arlington, Texas.
It was reported by ESPN that the 6-foot-2, 269 lbs player was ‘blinking and talking’ as he was loaded onto the cart and taken to hospital for checks.
In a further update from SEC Network’s Alyssa Lang on the broadcast, it was revealed that the incident occurred when Morgan’s neck snapped back after a hit.
There was immediate concern inside the stadium, with both sets of players taking a knee while medics tended to Morgan III and removed his helmet.
Medics take John Morgan’s helmet off while attending to him in the center of the field
Morgan is a 6-foot-2, 269lbs defensive lineman, who previously played for Pittsburgh
The other players took a knee near the sidelines while Morgan received medical attention
Cameras on the live broadcast cut to images of a worried-looking crowd as the game announcer commented on how eerily quiet the stadium had become, before the live feed was cut and the studio analysts were rushed back on air.
Shortly after, Morgan – who is from Maryland and previously played for Pittsburgh – was loaded onto a cart and taken off the field, where he was immediately taken to hospital.
When the game resumed, Texas A&M went on to secure a 34-22 win to take their season record to 4-1, while Arkansas’ latest defeat takes them to 2-3 on the year.