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Preliminary scans ‘clear’ for Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Darrell Taylor

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Oct 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Seattle Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor (52) is carted off the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor (52) is carted off the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle defensive end Darrell Taylor was taken off the field on a stretcher Sunday night in the fourth quarter of the Seahawks’ 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Taylor suffered an apparent neck injury while trying to tackle Steelers running back Najee Harris on a run up the middle with 3:10 remaining in regulation. He smashed his helmet against the side of teammate Al Woods. Taylor was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, and NBC reported he had movement in his extremities.

After the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Taylor’s initial CT scans were “clear” and said that Taylor has feeling and movement in all his extremities.

“That’s a really good preliminary report for you,” Carroll said. “There’s more tests to be done and stuff like that, so we’re thrilled about that news.”

“He wanted to get up,” Carroll added. “They just wouldn’t let him do it because they had to do all the secure methods to take care of him and all that. Man, he didn’t want any part of that.”

Taylor was a second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2020 but he missed all of his rookie season after undergoing offseason leg surgery.

–Field Level Media