SAN FRANCISCO -- Arizona Cardinals defense end Calais Campbell gave the crowd at Candlestick Park a thumbs up as he was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter of Arizona's 32-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Campbell went down with 4 minutes, 56 seconds left in the game and was quickly attended to by Cardinals doctors and trainers. The team did not have an official announcement on the cause of Campbell’s injury, although team trainer Tom Reed was holding Campbell’s head steady while emergency personnel arrived.
An NFL source said doctors were looking at Campbell’s neck.
“He left the field with movement and the feeling was coming back,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians aid. “He had extreme numbness.”
According to a tweet from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Campbell was taken to Bay Area Hospital where doctors believe “he will be sore but OK.”
Mark Dalton, Cardinals’ vice president of media relations, tweeted that Campbell underwent a precautionary MRI and CT scan and initial results were positive.
Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams said Campbell told him he was “good” before being wheeled off the field by EMTs.
Williams believes it’s a stinger but wasn’t for certain. Former Cardinal and current Niner receiver Anquan Boldin stood close to Campbell throughout the entire ordeal. At one point, San Francisco offensive lineman Adam Snyder, who played for the Cardinals last season, joined Boldin in talking to another Cardinals trainer.
Arians didn’t share any more details but said the team will have more news on his injury at a later time.
Campbell’s sister, Keyonne Campbell, tweeted that her brother is “doing okay.”
Calais is doing okay. Thank you for continued well wishes and prayers. Will update soon.
— Keyonne Campbell (@KeyonneCam) October 14, 2013