Cincinnati safety Kyriq McDonald has "been cleared" by medical staff after collapsing on the field during play in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Ohio State, Bearcats coach Luke Fickell said in his postgame news conference.
McDonald was untouched on the play, but fell to the ground while momentarily convulsing before medical staffs from both programs gave him attention. The Huntsville, Alabama, native was sitting up when carted off and seemed to respond to teammates as he left the field.
ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams spoke on the field with McDonald's mother, who said her son has had a history with seizures, but it is unknown if that was the cause of McDonald's collapse.
Williams reported that McDonald was transported to the Ohio State University hospital for precautionary measures, but McDonald was alert in the locker room and walking with assistance.
As a freshman for Alabama, McDonald collapsed on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2018 with what a team spokesman described as a "non-athletic medical issue."