Elijah Moore, the Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver, experienced convulsions after a tackle during Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets, resulting in concern and medical attention.
In the later part of the second quarter, Moore was tackled from behind in what seemed like a routine play, but the impact caused his head to collide with the turf, leaving him motionless for a period.
The receiver landed headfirst on the field, subsequently turning onto his back. Moore’s head displayed back-and-forth movements that initially seemed like an attempt to shake off the hit. However, his arms began flailing uncontrollably, indicating a lack of control over them. A teammate promptly called for the training staff.
Although Moore managed to walk off the field, he did not return to the game as the Browns confirmed he suffered a concussion.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, renowned for his role in the “Concussion” movie, expressed a shocking recommendation for Moore to retire from the sport after reviewing the impact. Omalu suggested the possibility of permanent damage.
Dr. Jesse Morse, another expert, raised the concern that Moore may have experienced a seizure. Dr. Evan Jeffries observed Moore’s involuntary movements as indicative of a brain injury.
Despite Moore’s notable performance in the game with five receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown against his former team, the New York Jets, the injury adds to the challenges for the Browns, already without Amari Cooper due to a heel injury.
As the Browns maintain an outside chance of winning the AFC North and securing the AFC’s number one seed, the focus now is on Moore’s recovery, with wishes for his swift and full recovery.